|About the Book|
Asian children in Britain today come from settled communities reflecting a diversity of ethnic and religious backgrounds from the Indian subcontinent. This book traces their ethnic origins and patterns of migration that results in the configurations found in Britain today. The belief systems that give shape and form to the traditional extended family structure are first explored by an exposition of the main religious faiths to be found in India and Pakistan, and their implications for individual and family life. The next section looks at the reality of life for Asian children in Britain today. How are these children coping with the educational system, what are the factors contributing to advantage and disadvantage? What are the tensions in the home-school interface? How does racism make an impact? The final section looks at children in need of assistance, including children with physical disability, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disturbances and children who need to be accommodated as a result of the proceedings under the Children Act.