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Disposed to Learn

Schooling, Ethnicity and the Scholarly Habitus

Disposed to Learn( )
Author: Watkins, Megan
Noble, Greg
ISBN:978-1-4411-7711-7
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $39.95
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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: Education / Multicultural Education
Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9.1 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.6 Pounds

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