Children on the move: the social and educational effects of family mobility

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Fields, Barry. 1997. "Children on the move: the social and educational effects of family mobility." Children Australia. 22 (3), pp. 4-9.
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Children on the move: the social and educational effects of family mobility

ERA Journal ID34204
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorFields, Barry
Journal TitleChildren Australia
Journal Citation22 (3), pp. 4-9
Number of Pages6
Year1997
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
ISSN1035-0772
Web Address (URL)http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=980303116;res=APAFT
Abstract

Compared with other Westem countries Australia stands out as
having one of the most highly mobile populations. Despite this, there is very little recognition of this phenomenon and its social and educational effects. School personnel are particularly culpable in this regard, maintaining an image of schooling as a system focussed on relatively stable class groups. The available data, however, paint a
very different picture, and one which compels the attention of not only educators but also a variety of individuals from the helping professions and welfare agencies.
This article explores the nature of student mobility, its effects on children, and their adjustment to school.

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390203. Sociology of education
520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
440301. Family and household studies
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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