Caribbean Achievement in Britain

Psychosocial Resources and Lived Experiences

  • Winniey E. Maduro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Winniey E Maduro
      Pages 3-23
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-36
    2. Winniey E Maduro
      Pages 37-54
    3. Winniey E Maduro
      Pages 55-73
    4. Winniey E Maduro
      Pages 75-87
    5. Winniey E Maduro
      Pages 89-103
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      Pages 105-119
  4. Part III

  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Winniey E Maduro
      Pages 181-199
    3. Winniey E Maduro
      Pages 201-210
    4. Winniey E Maduro
      Pages 211-218
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-229

About this book


This book explores a range of psychosocial resources, and discusses them in relation to lived experiences and outcomes in educational and socioeconomic domains. It offers close insights into the complex relationship between psychosocial resources, such as familial influence, religiosity, aspirations, and socioeconomic progression in Britain. This is achieved by exploring the lived experiences of a sample group of Caribbeans, one of Britain's most internally diverse but discernibly disadvantaged social groups. Detailed accounts of the participants’ experiences are offered to provide insights to a wide range of stakeholders in education. Teachers, behaviour specialists, parents, policy advocates, psychologists, social researchers, social justice warriors and lay people will all benefit from this empirically informed perspective on psychosocial resources and their implications for educational attainment and socioeconomic progress. The book implores the reader to appreciate more fully how psychosocial resources play out in outcomes of achievement and progression, and how such outcomes may be improved among members of some disadvantaged social groups. It will be an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators in the fields of Education, Sociology, and Psychology.


Psychosocial West Indian Generations Social Mobility Widening Participation psychosocial resources sociology of Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Winniey E. Maduro
    • 1
  1. 1.ManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65475-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65476-8
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