Dr CHAN Kit Wa Anita

Global Childhoods: Lifeworlds and Educational Success in Australia and Asia

Project Year: 2018 - 2020

Funding Source: Australian Research Council/Discovery Projects

Project Team Member: Dr CHAN Kit Wa Anita

This, multi-site, mixed-methods project investigates how everyday lifeworlds of Year 4 (9-10 year of age) students in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shape children’s orientation to educational success. Situated in the global cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, the study explores connection between policy contexts, school experiences and everyday activities of children growing up in the Asian Century. Findings will advance knowledge of factors that contribute to children’s understandings of how their live experiences in and out of school prepare them for futures in a global world. This will enable policy-makers, educators and parents to provide improved learning opportunities in children’s lives.