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

ISBN 9781032003337
Published February 25, 2022 by Routledge
206 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, mainland 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 Part I: Resettlement and identities
2. Socializing strategies, family language policies, and practices: An autoethnographic study of a transcultural family in southwest China 3. Negotiating hyphenated identities in diaspora: Indigenous Chakma immigrants from Bangladesh in Melbourne 4. Bhutanese refugees’ perspectives on the meaning of integration into Australian society 5. Navigating academic and career pathways in the era of neoliberalism: Educational trajectories of first-generation immigrant youth in Japan Part II: Family and community resources 6. Minority family and community resources: Funds of knowledge and university access and choice 7. Inclusive parental involvement for multicultural education: A case study from Thailand 8. Whole-community approach as a way to support Indigenous learners in urban areas in Taiwan 9. Exploring the education of international students in a Korean elementary school: The case of foreign-born students in Gyeonggi province 10. Community connections for equity and inclusion: Towards a research agenda Part III: Conclusion 11. Family diversity in Asian contexts: Local multiculturalisms for new contexts

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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 at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong. Dr Bhowmik has a PhD from The Education University of Hong Kong.