Schooling, Parenting & Ethnicity: Asian Migration & Australian Education

This project involves a comparative analysis of Asian- and Anglo- Australian families’ approaches to education. In the ‘Asian century’, there is a pressing need to understand the impact of migration and cultural diversity on Australian education and the factors underpinning the relations between parenting and schooling. The project will develop new ways of analysing education cultures beyond simplistic notions of ‘tiger parenting’ that are pitted against more liberal ‘Western’ approaches. It will produce new knowledge enhancing education practitioners’ and community agencies' understandings of families’ engagement with education, providing an evidence base to inform public debate and social and education policy.

Researchers

Professor Megan Watkins

Professor Gregory Noble

Associate Professor Christina Ho (UTS)

Funding: Australian Research Council, Discovery Project

Period: 2020-2023