GLOBAL CHILDHOODS: LIFE-WORLDS AND EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS IN AUSTRALIA AND ASIA

Grant number: DP180100325 | Funding period: 2019 - 2021

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This project aims to investigate how everyday life-worlds of year four students (nine-ten years of age) in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shape children’s orientations to educational success. Situated in the global cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, the study explores connections between policy contexts, school experiences and everyday activities of children growing up in the Asian Century. Findings will advance knowledge of factors that contribute to children’s understandings of how their experiences in and out of school prepare them for futures in a global world. This will enable policy-makers, educators and parents to provide improved learning opportunities in child..

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