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PhD Scholarship: Schooling, Parenting and Ethnicity


$27,094 per annum (tax exempt)

3 years





The PhD student will initiate and conduct a doctoral research project affiliated with an Australian Research Council funded 3-year Discovery Project, Schooling, Parenting and Ethnicity: Asian Migration and Australian Education. The project’s Chief Investigators are Professors Megan Watkins and Greg Noble (WSU) and Associate Professor Christina Ho (UTS).

The ARC Discovery project involves a comparative analysis of families’ approaches to education, examining how ethnicity, SES and other factors affect parenting choices in relation to education. Its goal is to understand the impact of migration and cultural diversity on Australian education and the factors underpinning the relations between parenting and schooling. It also examines how families’ approaches to education are shaped by education policy, school practices and the rise of private tutoring.

It uses interviews, focus groups, observations and a survey to compare the approaches to education taken by families with primary school aged children, particularly focusing on Anglo, Chinese and Indian-Australians. It will examine commonalities and differences within and between these ethnic groups.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible you must:

Additional desirable criterion:

  • CALD applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Selection process

  • See eligibility criteria above, and
  • Alignment of PhD project proposal with the ARC project, Schooling, Parenting and Ethnicity: Asian Migration and Australian Schooling
  • Originality and feasibility of the PhD project proposal

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