A cross-cultural comparison of parental expectations for the mathematics achievement of their secondary school students

Daya Weerasinghe, Debra Lee Panizzon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Abstract

This paper presents results from a survey of 80 parents and 120 secondary school students in Australia. Many parents report that their children put in all their effort into mathematics education but they believe that their children can do better if they try harder. This paradox is more evident among parents from Asian-Australian backgrounds compared to parents from other backgrounds who also report having high expectations in mathematics education, which is not the common perception in Australian media and society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics Education in the Margins: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA38)
EditorsMargaret Marshman, Vince Geiger, Anne Bennison
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages635 - 642
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846282
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2015 - Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 28 Jun 20152 Jul 2015
Conference number: 38th
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2015_MERGA_CP.aspx (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2015
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySunshine Coast
Period28/06/152/07/15
Internet address

Cite this