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Ethnic Divides in schooling : discussion paper.

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Record Number 19924
Title Ethnic Divides in schooling : discussion paper.
Published Sydney : Centre for Policy Development, 2019.
Collation 1 online resource (21p.).
General Note Title from title screen (viewed on 17/07/2019).
Includes bibliographical references.
"Dr Christina Ho is a Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, where she researches inequality and diversity in education, Asian migrant experiences in Australia, and urban intercultural relations." -- p. 2.
Summary Note This discussion paper examines the impact of increasing cultural diversity on our education system in two main arenas: firstly, variation of educational outcomes of LBOTE students and, secondly, enrolment in schools. In both cases, ethnicity is mediated by social class, and indeed, divisions and inequalities that may initially seem to be explained by ethnic difference are often in fact about unequal access to the economic and other resources required for educational success. Using My School data, the analysis shows varying educational outcomes of students from a language background other than English (LBOTE). At one end of the spectrum, the high-achieving children of skilled Asian migrants are now highly visible in selective schools and classes and on Year 12 honour lists. On average, 83% of students in Sydney's fully selective schools are from a LBOTE. However, the stereotype of the Asian high achiever masks the enormous diversity of experiences of LBOTE students, and the continued disadvantage faced by many of these students. Other students from migrant backgrounds are concentrated in lower-income areas and continue to experience disadvantage. Sydney has 125 schools where more than 90% of students are from a LBOTE. These schools are concentrated in western and south-western Sydney, are more likely to be socio-economically disadvantaged, and are below average in terms of academic performance. This paper is the fourth discussion paper in CPD's In a Class of Their Own series on disadvantage in Australia's schools. The series explores different facets of Australia's contemporary school system and how it impacts students, families and communities. [Introduction, ed]
Language Note In English..
Topical Term Social class
Ethnic groups
Educationally disadvantaged
Outcomes of education
Student attitudes
Diversity (Student)
Primary secondary education
Added Name Ho, Christina
Added Corporate Name Centre for Policy Development
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