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Title: Examining the self in educational achievement : a comparative study of Chinese and Malay students in Singapore
Authors: Low, Fidella Bao Xia
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: This study attempts to understand the how the schooling experiences among Malay and Chinese undergraduates construct an identity that sets them on a path for academic achievement. In the process, in-depth interviews are used to explore how one’s successes, failures and challenges faced in school shape their perceptions toward studying and identify the factors that shape the self. Using Sheldon Stryker’s identity theory, this paper argues that strengthening student and familial identities is important in overcoming the academic achievement gap by concurrently using them as forces to alleviate the effects relating the racialised nature of schooling. The impacts of teacher, student, and familial interactions, alongside the notion of race will be analysed.
Schools: School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:HSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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