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 geography.
Table of Contents
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
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
Section 3 – Peers, Family and Community
Chapter 7 Parents and Schools and Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Parental Involvement in a Changing, Global Context
Chapter 8 Aspirations Disclosed: The Case of Turkish-Belgian Parents in Brussels
Fatma Zehra Çolak
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
Geneviève Audet, Marie McAndrew & Michèle Vatz Laaroussi
Chapter 12 Re-Thinking Values and Schooling in White Working-Class Neighbourhoods
Chapter 13 Conclusion – Major Contributions of the Book and the Complementarity of Its Chapters: A Critical Reflection
Alhassane Balde & Marie Mc Andrew
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, Belgium.