Sketching Unseen Lives of Immigrant Children between Home and School

  • Shijing Xu
Part of the Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Chinese and Western Education book series (IRLCWE)


In this final chapter, Schwab’s commonplaces are used to sketch and discuss the unseen lives immigrant children live in different curriculum situations – lives that are either unseen by the teacher or unseen by the parent – lives lived in-between shifting visible and invisible boundaries on landscapes in transition when continuity and interaction are missing from their cross-cultural lived experience. These boundaries prevent rich educational resources from being utilized to the best advantage of newcomer families. One of the purposes of this work is to bring these unseen lives to light for cross-cultural and multicultural curriculum and teacher development in terms of educational policy, practice and research, to build multidimensional bridges on landscapes in transition across cultures for reciprocal learning.


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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

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