Journal article

Globally mobile middle class lives in government secondary schools

Joanne Higginson, Julie McLeod, Fazal Rizvi

DISCOURSE-STUDIES IN THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Schooling has long been studied for its role in class formation and reproduction, Australian government secondary schools have also traditionally been associated with ‘the local’ and with ‘nation building’. Some schools might now also be engaged with ideas of the ‘the global’ not only through policy practices and priorities, but also through the social dynamics of migration and movement. In globalizing times neither class formation nor schooling can be thought of simply in national terms. They are connected to globalizing forces yet cannot be divorced from their national specificity. We suggest that within Australia recent and historical emphases on skilled migration are pivotal to consideri..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This article is linked to research undertaken as part of Youth Identity and Educational Change since 1950: digital archiving, re-using qualitative data and histories of the present. (FT110100646, Future Fellowship, Julie McLeod.)