Family values and attitudes to education among British Asian families will be the focus of a new research project at the University of Wolverhampton.
Dr Tehmina Basit, from the university’s School of Education, successfully bid for £66,892 from the Economic and Social Research Council.
Dr Basit, who is a Reader in Education, will conduct an in-depth study of three generations of British South Asian families. She will investigate the perspectives of British grandparents, parents and young people to establish how education affects family relationships and how family attributes are perceived by the three generations.
Dr Basit said: “The research will identify key similarities and differences in family practices and education relating to social class membership, religious affiliation, educational level and occupation.”
The research is titled ‘Intergenerational Dynamics and Education amongst British Asian Families’ and will run from May 1 this year until April 30 next year.