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ERIC Number: EJ870380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Engaging Chinese Ideas through Australian Education Research: Using "Chengyu" to Connect Intellectual Projects across "Peripheral" Nations
Singh, Michael; Han, Jinghe
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v30 n4 p397-411 Dec 2009
The increasing number of higher degree research students from China in the universities of multicultural Australia as elsewhere has added to the mounting interest in pedagogies of postgraduate supervision. This paper explores the proposition that efforts to articulate Chinese ideas through research in, for and about Australia have to negotiate positions that would allow or disallow their embedding in the Australian education research community. To do so, the literature on higher degree research supervision in multicultural contexts is reviewed. Then the co-operative approach used to document a higher degree research student's experiences of integrating knowledge from her Chinese intellectual heritage into her research is explained. The third section illustrates a research intervention whereby Chinese knowledge was articulated through research in, for and about teacher education in Australia. The fourth section presents evidence of three different responses to this move to embed Chinese ideas in the Australian education research community. Specifically, the responses of Australian academics to her use of "chengyu" to theorise her evidence is explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; China