Lifeworlds of nine- and ten-year-old children: Out-of-school activities in three global cities

Nicola YELLAND, Sandy MUSPRATT, Clare BARTHOLOMAEUS, Nanthini KARTHIKEYAN, Kit Wa Anita CHAN, Wai Man Vivienne LEUNG, I-Fang LEE, Li Mei Johannah SOO, Kam Ming LIM, Sue Okerson SALTMARSH

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Abstract

There has been much discussion about the high performance of East Asian students in international high stakes testing, but little attention has been paid to their lifeworlds beyond school. In this article we explore findings from a survey of 627 Year 4 children (nine and ten years old) in three global cities (Hong Kong, Singapore, and Melbourne), focusing on their out-of-school activities as one aspect of their lifeworlds. The findings indicate that the most common activities in each location were comparable. Since the activities in the three locations were largely similar, the findings problematise East/West binaries which have been a feature of research and discussions in this area. Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobalisation, Societies and Education
Early online dateSep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Sep 2020

Citation

Yelland, N., Muspratt, S., Bartholomaeus, C., Karthikeyan, N., Chan, A. K. W., Leung, V. W. M., . . . Saltmarsh, S. (2020). Lifeworlds of nine- and ten-year-old children: Out-of-school activities in three global cities. Globalisation, Societies and Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14767724.2020.1816921

Keywords

  • Children's time use
  • After school activities
  • Lifeworlds
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore

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