The intersections of ethnicity, gender, social class and an itinerant lifestyle: deconstructing teachers' narratives and thinking about the possibilities of transformative action

Henderson, Robyn (2014) The intersections of ethnicity, gender, social class and an itinerant lifestyle: deconstructing teachers' narratives and thinking about the possibilities of transformative action. In: Educational inequalities: difference and diversity in schools and higher education. Routledge Research in Education. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom, pp. 65-83. ISBN 9780415539982

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Abstract

This chapter considers teachers' narratives about itinerant farm workers' children who were enrolled temporarily in a primary school in a rural area of north-eastern Australia. The stories are analysed using a linguistic and social analysis that considers the context within which the stories were constructed. Itinerant farm workers' children underachieve in literacy learning and the data suggest that the deficit discourses that circulate within the school help to marginalise the children and to maintain inequitable learning outcomes. The chapter concludes with some suggestions for transformative action within schools, to ensure equality and equitable outcomes for students.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The Pre-print version of this chapter, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version, as cited in this record. Permanent restricted access to Published Version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 02:31
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 05:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: deficit discourses; ethnicity; intersectionality; itinerancy; marginalisation; transformative action
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130307 Ethnic Education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4324/9781315886190
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23244

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