Youth in Education

Youth in Education : The Necessity of Valuing Ethnocultural Diversity

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Youth in Education explores the multiple, interrelated social contexts that young people inhabit and navigate, and how educational institutions cope with increasing ethnic, cultural and ideological diversity. Schools, families and communities represent important settings in which young people must make successful transitions to adulthood, and the classroom often becomes a battleground in which these contexts and values interact. With contributions from the UK, Belgium, Germany and Canada, the chapters in this book explore rich examples from Europe and North America to suggest strategies that can help to counter negative perceptions, processes of stigmatization and disengagement, instead prioritising peer support and cooperative learning to give pupils a renewed sense of worth. This book takes the growing ethno-cultural diversity in education systems to heart and studies the various related educational processes from a multidisciplinary and multi-method approach. It aims to offer more insight into underlying mechanisms that are often implicit, but can be important factors that positively or negatively influence educational trajectories and outcomes. It is essential reading for researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of education, sociology, higher education, policy and politics, and social and cultural more

Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27.94mm | 544g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 black & white illustrations, 16 black & white tables
  • 1138999601
  • 9781138999602
  • 2,270,581

About Christiane Timmerman

Christiane Timmerman is Research Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Intercultural Studies, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Noel Clycq is Professor in a chair on European Values and a CeMIS Postdoctoral Researcher and Academic Coordinator within the EU-FP7-project 'Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe', University of Antwerp, Belgium. Marie Mc Andrew is Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations and Director of the Research Group on Immigration, Equity and Schooling (GRIES) at the University of Montreal, Canada. Alhassane Balde is Lecturer in the Department of Education and Specialized Training, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada. Luc Braeckmans is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Antwerp, and Director of Academic Affairs of the University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp, Belgium. Sara Mels is Project Co-ordinator at the University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp, more

Table of contents

PREFACE Introduction Noel Clycq & Christiane Timmerman Section 1 - Values, Relationships and Institutions in a Context of Diversity Chapter 1 The Influence of Socio-economic Change and Culture on Intergenerational Relations Gisela Trommsdorff Chapter 2 Horizontal Transmission of Value Orientations in Adolescence Klaus Boehnke and David Schiefer Chapter 3 Educational Structures and the Curriculum: Reproducing or Transforming Ethnic Boundaries? Marie Mc Andrew Section 2 - Educational Pathways Chapter 4 Does Congruence between the School and the Home/community Environment Make a Difference? Christiane Timmerman, Noel Clycq, Kenneth Hemmerechts & Johan Wets Chapter 5 The Quebec Youth of Immigrant Origin in Secondary Education: Educational Pathways and the Factors Influencing Graduation Jacques Ledent & Marie McAndrew Chapter 6 Culture, Narratives and Upward Educational Mobility Nicolas Legewie Section 3 - Peers, Family and Community Chapter 7 Parents and Schools and Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Parental Involvement in a Changing, Global Context Gill Crozier Chapter 8 Aspirations Disclosed: The Case of Turkish-Belgian Parents in Brussels Fatma Zehra Colak Chapter 9 The Polish Community School in Flanders: Bridging the Gap between School and Home Environment Edith Piqueray, Noel Clycq & Christiane Timmerman Section 4 - Social, Systemic and School Dynamics Chapter 10 Aspirations and Stigmatization as Factors of School Success Noel Clycq, Ward Nouwen & Marjolein Braspenningx Chapter 11 Partnership between Schools and Immigrant Families and Communities Genevieve Audet, Marie McAndrew & Michele Vatz Laaroussi Chapter 12 Re-Thinking Values and Schooling in White Working-Class Neighbourhoods Ruth Lupton Chapter 13 Conclusion - Major Contributions of the Book and the Complementarity of Its Chapters: A Critical Reflection Alhassane Balde & Marie Mc Andrewshow more