Hatoss, Aniko and O'Neill, Shirley and Eacersall, Douglas (2012) Career choices: linguistic and educational socialization of Sudanese-background high-school students in Australia. Linguistics and Education, 23 (1). pp. 16-30. ISSN 0898-5898
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Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.linged.2011.10.003
This research investigated the linguistic and educational socialization of Sudanese refugee background youth in Australia. The study focussed on exploring Sudanese-background secondary school students' career aspirations, motivations and obstacles. The research used a mixed-method approach including a survey conducted with students studying in six regional Australian high-schools and three focus group discussions held in two schools. The research findings provide profound insights into motivation and agency in their career choices. The research also explored the tensions between high levels of educational aspirations and the linguistic, psychological, racial and social barriers that Sudanese-background learners face in their socialization process in Australia. Some of the barriers include racism, interrupted schooling, and low levels of English literacy. Their voices about their career choices, on the other hand, are testimony of their resilience and their motivation to help others in Australia and in Sudan.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Sudanese-background learners; career choices; refugee barriers to learning; migrant education; career aspirations; literacy|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies|
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education|
|Deposited On:||02 Sep 2012 15:16|
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