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ERIC Number: EJ1146722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Confronting School: Immigrant Families, Hope, Education
Amigó, María Florencia
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v11 n3 p148-161 2017
While children remain at the center of families' decisions to emigrate, the global contexts and technologies that allow diasporas to remain connected to their cultures have influenced families' aspirations in relation to their children's education. This article presents data from a qualitative study on how immigrant families negotiate the schooling of their children in Australia. Findings highlight there are incongruencies between immigrant parents' understanding of education and what the Australian public school system offers. This clash is combined with parents' determination to reinforce their culture at home, which is usually overridden by schools' standardization of practices and values. The study suggests there is a need to better understand the range of experiences and expectations that immigrant families bring to schools for educational institutions to be more attuned with an increasingly diverse, mobile, and mediatically interconnected population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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