Macfarlane, Kym and Noble, Karen (2006) Fractured identities: exploring engagement and disengagement in the process of lifelong learning. International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood, 4 (1). pp. 63-76. ISSN 1448-6318Full text not available from this repository.
The authors challenge the accepted wisdom that children’s academic success is enhanced when their parents engage with their schooling. Their research in Australia shows that such positive relationships assume and rely on children performing the role of ‘proper’ learners, while their parents engage in ‘proper’ ways with schools that are increasingly corporate and managerialist. The institution’s reaction to any ‘impropriety’ by the child-as-learner is likely to lead to the child disengaging from school, irrespective of their parents’ engagement with it; and as schools emphasize the centrality of ‘lifelong learning’ (in academic terms) to a child’s later success, for a disengaged child, ‘lifelong learning’ becomes lifelong failure.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Article copyrights held by authors. All else © 2006. Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||learning; school environment; child-as-learner; lifelong learning|
|Depositing User:||Dr Karen Noble|
|Date Deposited:||07 May 2010 03:51|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2012 03:54|
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