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Motherhood, Education and Migration

Delving into Migrant Mothers’ Involvement in Children’s Education


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Taghreed Jamal Al-deen
    Pages 1-13
  3. Taghreed Jamal Al-deen
    Pages 15-49
  4. Taghreed Jamal Al-deen
    Pages 51-67
  5. Taghreed Jamal Al-deen
    Pages 123-158
  6. Taghreed Jamal Al-deen
    Pages 159-195
  7. Taghreed Jamal Al-deen
    Pages 197-209
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 211-219

About this book


This book draws together analysis of  class, gender, ethnicity and processes of migration in the context of family-school relationships. It provides an original analysis of the role of  class as gendered and ethnicised in the explanation of the reproduction of educational inequalities. This book’s analysis of  class is developed through insights into how class, gender, ethnicity and religion are interrelated and connected to patterns of advantages and disadvantages in transnational flows. ​ It explores  parental involvement in children’s education in the migratory  context as a key site for the analysis of social class positioning and repositioning, focusing on a group of migrant Muslim mothers living in Australia. This book sheds lights on the interconnection of class, gender, ethnicity and religion embedded in migrant mothers’ lives and the roles of these facets in regard to the education of their children. Delving into  Muslim migrant mothers’ practices and beliefs concerning their involvement provides new understanding of how support of children’s education is shaped by the process of migration along with the neoliberal reforms of education systems and in particular repositioning of social class.


Muslim Women/Mothers Migrant Parental Involvement in Education Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Children’s Education Capital and Reproduction Motherhood in Islam Neoliberalism Class and Migration Family Reputation Migrant Mothers

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Taghreed Jamal Al-deen is an Associate Research Fellow for the UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia. She holds a PhD from Monash University and her doctoral research examined migrant Muslim mothers’ involvement in children’s education. She is currently working on a project looking at career aspirations of Australian young Muslim women in higher education, and her research interests include inequality in education, class and migration, gender in Islam, and ethnic and religious diversity. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Motherhood, Education and Migration
  • Book Subtitle Delving into Migrant Mothers’ Involvement in Children’s Education
  • Authors Taghreed Jamal Al-deen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-32-9428-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-32-9431-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-32-9429-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 219
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Policy and Politics
    Women's Studies
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