Jo Higginson

PhD student


Globally mobile lives and suburban government schooling


Professor Julie McLeod and Emeritus Professor Fazal Rizvi

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Jo's thesis uses cross generational narrative and interpretive methods to investigate how family experiences of global mobility interact with journeys through school in globalising times.  She interviewed a group of senior secondary students from across three suburban government schools in Melbourne and their parents, all of whom have experience of life and schooling in Australia and other countries. The thesis examines and reflects on senses of temporality, place and identities, in interaction with contemporary sociological and educational ideas about globalising social transformations.

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Jo Higginson