Student mobility: moving beyond deficit views

Robyn Henderson
2001 Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling  
This paper discusses issues that relate to student mobility and implications for teachers and guidance officers. Whilst there has been a tendency to locate problems associated with mobility in the children themselves or in their families, it is argued that this is not a particularly productive approach. Taking lessons from recent literacy understandings and using data from a study about the children of itinerant fruit pickers, this paper takes a broader perspective, recommending that school
more » ... ing that school personnel widen their focus to include an examination of school practices and to consider equity implications for mobile students.
doi:10.1017/s1037291100004374 fatcat:pr4my56ksna2xeefkpjow46sw4