ERIC Number: EJ1046556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
International Family Profiles and Parental School Choice in Tokyo
Velliaris, Donna M.; Willis, Craig R.
Journal of Research in International Education, v13 n3 p235-247 Dec 2014
The concept of being an "international" citizen is one that describes an increasing number of people worldwide. This has implications for the educational experiences of many students, which can be reflected in the school choices made by their parents. As part of this study, "international" parents residing in Tokyo were interviewed and the qualitative data gathered were used to compose family profiles; snapshots of the unfolding of their journeys and experiences that were multidimensional. Interviews elicited from these parents detailed information that contributed to a fuller appreciation of international parenting and transnationalism. This article presents nine international family profiles, followed by a subsequent analysis of the international parents' selection of schooling for their only or eldest child in Tokyo.
Descriptors: Profiles, School Choice, Family Characteristics, Parent Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Foreign Nationals, Parent Surveys, Interviews, Demography, Cultural Differences, International Schools, Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Racial Identification
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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