Continuing to Think : the British Asian Girl: An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Culture Upon a Group of British Asian Girls with Specific Reference to the Teaching of English
Many British Asian girls are well-motivated, intelligent students who wish to continue their education to reach satisfying careers. Others, despite the specialist language instruction they have received in their early school years, remain lacking in confidence and enthusiasm for education, their contributions being characterized either by low self-esteem or by low competence in English, or by both of these.
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