We'd better hide those tats: a transient family tries to fit in to school

Henderson, Robyn (2005) We'd better hide those tats: a transient family tries to fit in to school. In: 2003 1st International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity, 26-29 Nov 2003, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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As the two main settings and experiences of contemporary children's lives, home and school have been foregrounded for their role in constructing and shaping the current parameters of childhood (Edwards, 2002). Research has often focussed on the constraining nature of school based discourses on family practices. By foregrounding school-based literacy practices to the detriment of others, the institution of schooling risks marginalising students and their families and constraining their potential levels of participation. However, little work has been done on the explicit moves that some families make to limit the institutional gaze directed towards their children. To redress this issue, this paper considers the efforts of one itinerant family, who make deliberate attempts to bridge the gap between home and school, by masking some of their home practices.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:55
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 05:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: diversity; home-school relations; mobility; transience; itinerant
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/12595

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