Role of refugee parents’ educational aspirations on their children’s academic outcomes
Dr Hannah Soong
Understanding the social determinants of childhood health and development
Community Based Study
University of South Australia
Evidence linking the benefits of parents’ educational aspirations to their children’s academic outcomes, particularly first-generation migrant parents, is hard to ignore. However, most of the research has primarily focused on middle to upper income backgrounds, as well as migrant parents with good education background. By contrast, this project will investigate the role of educational aspirations of parents from refugee background on their children’s education, from primary schooling to tertiary level. This research will highlight the importance of integrating refugee parenting cultural practices to assist schools in developing culturally and linguistically responsive relationships matched to the needs of their students.