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Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Chinese and Western Education

Cross-Cultural Schooling Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Families

In Search of Home in Times of Transition

Authors: Xu, Shijing

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  • Focuses on assimilation in terms of individual learning which is often at the expense of the understanding of the educational experience and role of the family
  • Illustrates the idea of reciprocal learning through the intersection of Confucian and Western, and Deweyian philosophies of education
  • Examines how education emerges out of different social, cultural, and philosophical narrative threads that influence the details of curriculum, schooling, and family education
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This book introduces the concept of reciprocal educational learning among cultures with very different historical and philosophical origins. The concept of reciprocal learning grows out of a four year study of immigrant Chinese family narrative experiences in a Western context. This book captures the lived moments of such transitional lives both in and out of school settings to demonstrate why a child would appear and disappear from different caregivers’ purview. Through the narrative lens of student and family life, the study illustrates the intersection of Confucian and Western philosophies of education and how their interaction creates complications as well as benefits for both traditions, hence, the idea of reciprocal learning.

About the authors

Shijing Xu is Canada Research Chair in International and Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Education and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Being “Chinese” on Landscapes in Transition

    Pages 1-14

    Xu, Shijing

  • In the Midst of Stories: Is Seeing Believing?

    Pages 15-26

    Xu, Shijing

  • Grandparents’ Sense of Home: “Money Cannot Buy the Heart”

    Pages 27-52

    Xu, Shijing

  • A Mother’s Hope: Hui Lan’s Family Stories

    Pages 53-86

    Xu, Shijing

  • Life in Transition: Newcomer Boy Zhi Gao

    Pages 87-126

    Xu, Shijing

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-46103-8
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Softcover $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83441-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cross-Cultural Schooling Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Families
Book Subtitle
In Search of Home in Times of Transition
Authors
Series Title
Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Chinese and Western Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46103-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46103-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83441-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 277
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