Challenging the myth that 'the parents don't care': Family teachings about education for 'educationally disengaged' young people

McMahon, S, Hickey-Moody, A and Harwood, V 2016, 'Challenging the myth that 'the parents don't care': Family teachings about education for 'educationally disengaged' young people' in Symeon Dagkas & Lisette Burrows (ed.) Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives, Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom, pp. 41-56.


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Title Challenging the myth that 'the parents don't care': Family teachings about education for 'educationally disengaged' young people
Author(s) McMahon, S
Hickey-Moody, A
Harwood, V
Year 2016
Title of book Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Editor(s) Symeon Dagkas & Lisette Burrows
Start page 41
End page 56
Subjects Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Summary This chapter focuses on the pedagogical work of families in relation to formal education and educational exclusion. It explains how university was imagined by educationally disengaged young people from disadvantaged communities. The chapter uses Cambourne's Conditions of Learning to think through the family's explicit and implicit teachings. These communities were chosen because: they were identified as low socioeconomic status; had high rates of school behavioural problems, school non-attendance and non-completion to year 12 and featured attendance and absenteeism intervention programs; and experienced disadvantage in terms of health, community safety, economic and education factors. The perceived importance of families' teaching and learning about education, was described by some of the young people who were already in parenting roles The grey area' of mixed messages' regarding families implicit pedagogies about education was family members' demonstrations of educational disengagement. Explicit family pedagogies also generate messages that are positive, negative and confusing in regards to understanding education.
Copyright notice © 2016 Symeon Dagkas & Lisette Burrows
Keyword(s) cambourne's condition
family members
implicit teaching
school behavioural problems
educationally disengaged
school aged participants
parent information sessions
family pedagogies
indigenous young woman
young people's talk
young people's sport participation
school non-attendance
educational engagement
young people's education
young people's capacity
young people's physical activity
young people
Swedish sports confederation
pedagogical work
experienced disadvantaged
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