Children on the move: the social and educational effects of family mobility

Fields, Barry (1997) Children on the move: the social and educational effects of family mobility. Children Australia, 22 (3). pp. 4-9. ISSN 1035-0772


Compared with other Westem countries Australia stands out as
having one of the most highly mobile populations. Despite this, there is very little recognition of this phenomenon and its social and educational effects. School personnel are particularly culpable in this regard, maintaining an image of schooling as a system focussed on relatively stable class groups. The available data, however, paint a
very different picture, and one which compels the attention of not only educators but also a variety of individuals from the helping professions and welfare agencies.
This article explores the nature of student mobility, its effects on children, and their adjustment to school.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:18
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520599 Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4403 Demography > 440301 Family and household studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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