Recognising young Chinese Australian’s perceived resources within and beyond schooling

Pang, Bonnie and Macdonald, Doune (2015) Recognising young Chinese Australian’s perceived resources within and beyond schooling. Pedagogy Culture and Society, 23 3: 435-453. doi:10.1080/14681366.2014.995121

Author Pang, Bonnie
Macdonald, Doune
Title Recognising young Chinese Australian’s perceived resources within and beyond schooling
Journal name Pedagogy Culture and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1468-1366
Publication date 2015-01-13
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14681366.2014.995121
Open Access Status
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 435
End page 453
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3316 Cultural Studies
3304 Education
Abstract This article reports how aspects of Chinese young people’s perceived identities can be viewed as resources in Australian schooling. The data in this article were taken from a larger scale study underpinned by a critical and interpretive ethnographic method conducted in two school sites. Qualitative methods elicited young people’s perspectives about their identities, ethnicity, and perceived strengths and weaknesses with regards to their daily lives, academic and school physical activity contexts. Based on Yosso’s notion of cultural wealth and its various forms of capital and operationalised by drawing on Bourdieu’s notions of how capital works to privilege and marginalise, we aim to problematise the often taken-for-granted, deficit discourses represented in the popular media, research and educational policy, and to promote a strengths-based approach to understand and recognise young Chinese Australians perceived resources within their socio-cultural environment. We conclude that these young people’s lives are constructed across transnational boundaries and they possess resources in dealing with challenges within and beyond schooling.
Keyword Chinese young people
Cultural wealt
Strengths-based approach
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print, 14 January 2015.

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