Children of Asian migrants account for 80 to 90 per cent of students in the Australian selective schools system. Photo: Fairfax Media via Getty Images Children of Asian migrants account for 80 to 90 per cent of students in the Australian selective schools system. Photo: Fairfax Media via Getty Images
Children of Asian migrants account for 80 to 90 per cent of students in the Australian selective schools system. Photo: Fairfax Media via Getty Images
Education

Why Asian students dominate top schools: it’s not tiger moms – education is ‘insurance policy’ in an unequal society in the eyes of their migrant parents

  • In Australia, Asian students win at least 80 per cent of places at selective secondary schools. An academic thinks it’s time for some frank talk about why
  • Their parents see education as an insurance policy, she says. Other experts point to migration by professionals, and Asian families instilling study discipline

Topic |   Education
Children of Asian migrants account for 80 to 90 per cent of students in the Australian selective schools system. Photo: Fairfax Media via Getty Images Children of Asian migrants account for 80 to 90 per cent of students in the Australian selective schools system. Photo: Fairfax Media via Getty Images
Children of Asian migrants account for 80 to 90 per cent of students in the Australian selective schools system. Photo: Fairfax Media via Getty Images
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