Within the current educational polices, parental involvement in children’s education is encouraged and often expected. The role that parents play in their children’s education has often been identified as an important factor in children’s general school success and children’s school failure is often attributed to lack of their parents’ involvement. As a result of mobility and migration, schools in many countries around the world have faced the task of educating increasing number of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. This chapter introduces the aims and the structure of the book. It provides a brief overview of the literature on parental involvement in children’s education in particular focussing on the involvement as a gendered one. It also gives a brief background on conceptualisation of motherhood and mothering in multiple frameworks and contexts highlighting the challenges faced by migrant mothers in particular in relation to childrearing practices in the migratory context.


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  1. 1.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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