Silvio Scanagatta
Barbara Segatto

Executive Committee
Ursula Apitzsch, Jean-Louis Derouet, Luisa Ribolzi, Alison Taysum, Carlos Alberto Torres, Catherine Yan Wang

International Scientific Board

Management Staff
Managing editor
Anna Dal Ben

Book review editor
Maddalena Colombo



For Italian Law
Iscrizione n.2165 - 13.02.2009 - Registro Stampa Tribunale di Padova

Direttore Responsabile: Giulia Golo

Italian Journal of Sociology of Education is a peer-reviewed academic journal published three times a year (February, June, October) and sponsored by the Educational Section of the Italian Sociological Association (AIS-EDU).

The journal aims at presenting up-to-date, state of the art theoretical and empirical studies concerning socialization, education, and educational institutions, enlarging and deepening the mutual knowledge and collaboration between Italian and foreign scholars within a broad global perspective.

The Journal is rated “A” by the Italian academic research evaluation agency (A.n.v.u.r.) for the following scientific areas: 14 c1 (Sociologia generale, giuridica e politica), 14 c2 (Sociologia dei processi culturali e comunicativi), 14 d1 (Sociologia dei processi economici, del lavoro, dell’ambiente e del territorio).


Vol. 10, N. 3, November, 2018

Youth, Ethnicity And School Policies: A Cross National Approach In France And In Italy

Guest Editors: Maddalena Colombo, Alessandro Bergamaschi, Catherine Blaya and Barbara-Fouquet Chauprade


“Italian Journal of Sociology of Education”



Thematic issue on


scheduled for June 2019


Mariano Longo (University of Salento, ITALY)

Maurizio Merico (University of Salerno, ITALY)



Aims and contents

Narrative approaches to the social sciences have acquired increasing relevance as a way to deeply understand social phenomena.

By narrative one generally refers to a piece of discourse which deals with development and change. A narrative is a story in which something has to happen, since the actors (no matter if human beings or not, no matter if “invented” or “real”) who are involved in the narrative change their status from an initial condition A to a final condition B.

It is self-evident that, since narratives have to do with change and transformation, they are particularly relevant as an instrument for social investigation. The social is, in fact, unstable and constantly changing.

What we propose is an appraisal of narrative approaches as an instrument of analysis in social and educational sciences.

Since narrative may refer to “real” facts, people or events (e.g. the content of a narrative interview) but may also be “invented” (e.g. novel, movies, comics, etc.), we intend to assess the relevance of both forms of narrations.

Priority will be accorded to papers:

  1. that represent a critical assessment of the use of narratives (both everyday narratives or literary ones) for the analysis of social and educational contexts or processes;
  2. that present empirical or field research carried out using narrative approaches;
  3. that critically discuss the use of literary or artistic narratives of various kinds (novels, comics, movies etc.) for better understanding a phenomenon, a social type, a biography, a process connected social and educational contexts.



Key dates:

  • January 15, 2019: Submission of papers
  • March 15, 2019: reviewers’ feedback* sent to authors (accepted/revise and resubmit/rejected).
    * IJSE adopts a blind reviewing policy, where both the referees and author(s) remain anonymous throughout the process. Each article is reviewed by at least two referees.
  • May, 1, 2019: Submission of the revised paper (if needed)
  • June, 2015: online publication.

Author Guidelines


  • must be submitted in English.
  • should be original, not under review by any other journal and not published elsewhere
  • should not exceed 10.000 words
  • if English is not your native or first language, before submitting your manuscript to IJSE you may wish to have it professionally edited

All manuscripts must follow the IJSE Author guidelines:


Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to: