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Disposed to Learn: Schooling, Ethnicity and the Scholarly Habitus
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Disposed to Learn: Schooling, Ethnicity and the Scholarly Habitus (Hardback)

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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 particular attributes that are embodied as dispositions towards learning - the scholarly habitus. These home and school practices entail different modes of discipline which help or hinder student engagement. The book underlies the need for a better understanding of cultural diversity in schooling to address issues of educational inclusion.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyMulticultural educationEducationEducation TheoryPhilosophy & theory of educationPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culture Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 20/06/2013 ISBN-13: 9781441162458  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Megan Watkins is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and member of the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Greg Noble is Associate Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

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