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Aspiration & Anxiety: Asian Migrants & Australian Schooling


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  • Aspiration & Anxiety: Asian Migrants & Australian Schooling 
    Title: Aspiration & Anxiety: Asian Migrants & Australian Schooling
    Author: HO CHRISTINA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 02/06/2020
    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    Price: $35.00
    Publishing status: Active

    The children of Asian migrants are often perceived to be perfect students- ambitious, studious and compliant. They are remarkably successful-routinely outperforming other students in exams, dominating selective school intakes, and disproportionately winning places at prestigious universities. While their hard work and success have been praised, their achievements have ignited fierce debates about whether their migrant parents are 'pushing too hard', or whether they ought to be lauded for their commitment to education. Critics see a dark side, symbolised by the 'tiger mother' who is obsessed with producing overachieving 'dragon children'.

    What is often missing in these debates is an understanding of what drives Asian migrant parents' approaches to education. This book explores how aspirations for their children's future reinforce theiranxieties about being newcomers in an unequal society.

    ISBN: 9780522874839
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