Dean's Lecture Series: Family research - why it matters for education?
- 13 July 2016 at 6:30 pm – 13 July 2016 at 8:00 pm
- Menzies Lecture Theatre H4, 20 Chancellors Walk
- Open to:
- Education; Public lectures
Citing examples from family research that she has led and been involved with over the past decade, Associate Professor Sivanes Phillipson argues that parents and families’ contribution to their children’s educational outcome should be the first point of reference in education rather than the last. Parents and families’ values and actions should be considered as the integral part of an educational system that contributes to positive educational outcomes. The impact of family research demands a rethink in the allocation of financial and social resources towards helping families to support children’s education from early years onwards.
Research has shown that the factors, which lead to the exceptional educational outcomes of students from East Asia, include a culture of learning and achievement (Phillipson, Ku, & Phillipson, 2013). From a family’s perspective, this means that children are able to draw upon a culture that values and supports learning and academic achievement, and ensures children are well-prepared.
- Rebecca Gargano
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- Monash University