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Schooling, Parenting & Ethnicity: Asian Migration & Australian Education

Project Member(s): Ho, C.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2020

Summary: This project involves a comparative analysis of Asian- and Anglo- Australian families’ approaches to education. In the ‘Asian century’, there is a pressing need to understand the impact of migration and cultural diversity on Australian education and the factors underpinning the relations between parenting and schooling. The project will develop new ways of analysing education cultures beyond simplistic notions of ‘tiger parenting’ that are pitted against more liberal ‘Western’ approaches. It will produce new knowledge enhancing education practitioners’ and community agencies' understandings of families’ engagement with education, providing an evidence base to inform public debate and social and education policy.

FOR Codes: Law, Politics and Community Services, Education and Training, Studies In Human Society, Sociology of inequalities, Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism, LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES