Educational issues for children of itinerant seasonal farm workers: A case study in an Australian context

Henderson, Robyn W. (2004) Educational issues for children of itinerant seasonal farm workers: A case study in an Australian context. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 8(3), pp. 293-310.

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Although many Australian children change schools during the course of a school year, the children of itinerant seasonal farm workers can move residences as well as schools on a regular basis, often two or three times annually. Surprisingly, however, educational itinerancy has not been widely researched, particularly in Australian contexts. This paper uses a case study approach to discuss some of the issues that affect the literacy learning of the children from one family, who follow summer and winter harvesting seasons across state borders. Through this approach, the voices of the children and their families are heard alongside those of their teachers and other school personnel.

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ID Code: 2068
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Literacy, mobility, educational itinerancy, social justice, equity
DOI: 10.1080/1360311042000257708
ISSN: 1464-5173
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in International Journal of Inclusive Education 8(3):pp. 293-310.
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:27

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