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dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, Kymen_US
dc.contributor.editorStephen Ball and Ivor Goodsonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:43:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:43:56Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2013-07-25T03:39:46Z
dc.identifier.issn02680939en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02680930802065913en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/22411
dc.description.abstractParent engagement in schooling has long been held as a vital component of the successful navigation of the schooling process and, consequently, governments often invite such engagement via policy implementation. However, at times, contestation arises about parent engagement, with some parents seemingly 'crossing the line' when attempting to be involved in their children's schooling. This paper investigates the possibility of parent engagement in schooling in Queensland, Australia, conceptualising it as a game of social and systemic practice. The author examines this notion using a recent example of contestation between parents at a regional government school and the education authority. Policy directives about parent engagement are explored, with the rhetoric of such policy applied to the example in question. The work of Bourdieu and Foucault is used to argue that the invitation to parents to engage is framed and thus often misrecognised, resulting in unintended conflictual relationships between parents and governing authorities.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom701en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto713en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Education Policyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370104en_US
dc.titlePlaying the game: Examining parental engagement in schooling in post-millennial Queenslanden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Worken_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2008 Taylor and Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Education Policy, Vol. 23(6), 2008, pp. 701-713. Journal of Education Policy is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.en_US
gro.date.issued2008
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