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The experiences of Chinese women and school councils in Toronto (Ontario) 1 edition

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The experiences of Chinese women and school councils in Toronto (Ontario).

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

It is widely understood in both policy and research that communication between home and school increases student success. Critical research in inclusive schooling indicates the need to acknowledge the communal responsibility of parents, community members and educators. From the perspectives of Chinese women, this study centres race, intersecting with gender and class, to uncover how whiteness and white privilege are embedded in the contents and structure of school councils. Framed by critical anti-racism, interviews with seven Chinese women were conducted that explored the discursive constructions of the subject parent and parent involvement as implicated in school councils. Ironically, the very mechanisms that seek the participation of parents maintain these women's position in the margins. However, when faced with issues such as unemployment, discrimination and isolation, the women in this study articulate methods of participation that reflect unique strategies of survival and resistance that confront bureaucratic structures governed by neo-liberal discourse.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-01, page: 0069.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
112 leaves.
Number of pages
112

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19215442M
ISBN 10
0494023139

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