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Disposed to Learn - a book by Watkins, Megan

Disposed to Learn

Schooling, Ethnicity and the Scholarly Habitus

Disposed to Learn( )
Author: Watkins, Megan
Noble, Greg
ISBN:978-1-4411-6245-8
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Bloomsbury Academic
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $122.00
Book Description:

Disposed to Learn explores the relationship between ethnicity and dispositions towards learning, with a focus on primary school students of Chinese, Pasifika and Anglo Australian backgrounds. The authors challenge the tendency towards the essentializing of ethnicity within multiculturalism to argue for a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between culture and academic performance. Drawing on the work of Bourdieu, they examine how home and school practices produce...
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Pages:176
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Education / Multicultural Education
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.27 x 9.49 x 0.735 Inches
Book Weight:0.875 Pounds

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