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Cross-Cultural Schooling Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Families

In Search of Home in Times of Transition

  • Focuses on assimilation in terms of individual learning which is often at the expense of the understanding of the educational experience and role of the family

  • Illustrates the idea of reciprocal learning through the intersection of Confucian and Western, and Deweyian philosophies of education

  • Examines how education emerges out of different social, cultural, and philosophical narrative threads that influence the details of curriculum, schooling, and family education

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About this book

Introduction

This book introduces the concept of reciprocal educational learning among cultures with very different historical and philosophical origins. The concept of reciprocal learning grows out of a four year study of immigrant Chinese family narrative experiences in a Western context. This book captures the lived moments of such transitional lives both in and out of school settings to demonstrate why a child would appear and disappear from different caregivers’ purview. Through the narrative lens of student and family life, the study illustrates the intersection of Confucian and Western philosophies of education and how their interaction creates complications as well as benefits for both traditions, hence, the idea of reciprocal learning.

Keywords

comparative pedagogy cross-cultural schooling immigrant families primary education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

About the authors

Shijing Xu is Canada Research Chair in International and Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Education and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cross-Cultural Schooling Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Families
  • Book Subtitle In Search of Home in Times of Transition
  • Authors Shijing Xu
  • Series Title Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Chinese and Western Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Chinese and Western Education
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46103-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-46102-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83441-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-46103-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 277
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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