Theorizing Mobilities in Children’s Educational Experiences: Promises and Pitfalls

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Part of the Geographies of Children and Young People book series (GCYP, volume 6)

Abstract

This chapter considers why is it that mobility is so revered within discussions of educational experiences and attempts to stress the complexity of mobilities. A recent interest in mobilities within work on education has tended to emphasize the positive outcomes for mobile individuals (access to a “better” education, more cultural capital, and so on). This chapter focuses upon academic literature on mobilities within/from Asia, to consider why mobility appears to be venerated and how empirical studies have uncovered less observed “pitfalls” of educational migration. It discusses the role of cultural capital and the importance of gender, language, and young people as embodied sites for the accumulation of capital.

Keywords

Education Children’s migration East Asia Accumulation strategies Gender 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department for Continuing Education and School of Geography and the EnvironmentUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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