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Immigrant families interactions with schools. Some evidence from an Italian research

TitleImmigrant families interactions with schools. Some evidence from an Italian research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPerino M, Allasino E
Secondary TitleITALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
Volume6
Issue2
Pagination256-279
Date Published06/2014
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2035-4983
Keywordsmigration processes, parent-school interaction, school selection, second generation immigrants
Abstract

The article examines the ability of immigrant families to interact with Italian schools, seeing this as a fundamental process of social class formation. The idea is that there are specificities due to being migrants, even apart from the “cultural” specificities usually assumed. The paper will draw on material from the ongoing research project Second Generations: Migration Processes and Mechanisms of Integration among Foreigners and Italians (1950-2010) which shows that parents and pupils have very incomplete and inadequate information of the Italian school system and of local schools. This makes information and educational advice and orientation crucial questions in the educational trajectories of children of immigrants and in the creation of class inequalities. Interviews gathered during the research also illustrate the micro mechanisms shaping school choices. We believe these micro-mechanisms influencing choices and strategies are as important as structural constraints in reproducing inequalities.

URLhttp://ijse.padovauniversitypress.it/2014/2/11
DOI10.14658/pupj-ijse-2014-2-11
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