Racialised schooling, 'ethnic success' and Asian-Australian students

Matthews, J. (2002) Racialised schooling, 'ethnic success' and Asian-Australian students. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 23 2: 193-207. doi:10.1080/01425690220137710

Author Matthews, J.
Title Racialised schooling, 'ethnic success' and Asian-Australian students
Journal name British Journal of Sociology of Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-5692
Publication date 2002-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01425690220137710
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 193
End page 207
Total pages 15
Place of publication London
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
750306 Ethnicity and multiculturalism
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
1608 Sociology
Abstract Based on discussions with Asian-Australian young women at a mixed-sex, Australia State high school, this article argues that the pro-school conformity of Asian-Australian young women sets them in a problematic and precarious relationship to the material and symbolic and processes of racialisation. The first part of the article identifies the limitations of research into the pro-school/anti-school orientations of minority students, arguing that most accounts are based on theories of culture, acculturation, class and gender, and class and race that neglect an analysis of race and sex. I then argue that practices of racialisation and sexualisation actually sustain pro-school culture and Asian female group associations. While these formations are effective in securing Asian female educational success, they are also problematic because they limit the educational possibilities and employment opportunities of Asian young women in Australia.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
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