1st Edition

Identities, Practices and Education of Evolving Multicultural Families in Asia-Pacific

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ISBN 9781032003337
February 25, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited book highlights the identities and practices of ethnically diverse families and schools in contexts where multicultural policies are not always a priority. In an era of globalization and ensuing population mobility, it places a focus on Asia-Pacific, a continent with diverse customs, populations and languages, but grapples with what it might mean to be multicultural.

The book features studies and frameworks that illustrate how minoritized communities engage with the diversity they live in and strategies in adjusting and adapting to their sociocultural environments, including practices that might support these efforts. This book represents initiatives and interdisciplinary scholarship from Japan, Hong Kong, China, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan, which underscore the intersection of identities, cultural values, efforts, conflicts, and religions in making diversity work in their contexts. Collectively, these works make a unique contribution by invigorating debates on the flows and evolvement of cultural values and practices within and across families and institutions.

This book will appeal to researchers, practitioners and readers with interest in the current state of cultural diversity among minoritized families in Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Table of Contents

1. Cultural diversity in communities and schooling in Asia-Pacific
Jan Gube, Fang Gao and Miron Bhowmik
Part 1: Resettlement and identities
2. Socializing strategies, family language policies and practices: An auto- ethnographic study of a transcultural family in Southwest China
Ge Wang and Shizhou Yang
3. Negotiating hyphenated identities in diaspora: Indigenous Chakma immigrants from Bangladesh in Melbourne
Urmee Chakma
4. Bhutanese refugees’ perspectives on the meaning of integration into Australian society
Subhash Koirala and David Kember
5. Navigating academic and career pathways in the era of neoliberalism: Educational trajectories of first-generation immigrant youth in Japan
Yuka Kitayama and Kiyoko Imai
Part 2: Family and community resources
6. University access and choice: Funds of knowledge from minority families and communities
Fang Gao and Bob Adamson
7. Inclusive parental involvement for multicultural education: A case study from Thailand
Nongyao Nawarat and Nannaphat Saenghong
8. Whole-community approach as a way to support Indigenous learners in urban areas in Taiwan
Yulia Nesterova
9. Exploring the education of international students in a Korean elementary School: The case of foreign-born students in Gyeonggi province
Kyujoo Seol
10. Community connections for equity and inclusion: Towards a research agenda
Jan Gube, Miron Bhowmik and Nicole M. Y. Tang
Part 3: Conclusion
11. Family diversity in Asian contexts – Local multiculturalisms for new contexts
Kerry J. Kennedy

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Jan Gube is Assistant Professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong. Dr Gube has a PhD from the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Fang Gao is Associate Professor at the Department of International Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. Dr Gao has a PhD from The University of Hong Kong.

Miron Bhowmik is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the Education University of Hong Kong. Dr Bhowmik has a PhD from The Education University of Hong Kong.