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Palgrave Macmillan

Migrant, Roma and Post-Colonial Youth in Education across Europe

Being 'Visibly Different'

ISBN 9781137308627
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This book compares the educational experiences of adolescents from a variety of 'visible' ethnic minority groups such as Roma in Central Europe, post-colonial minorities in France and England, Turks and Arabs in Germany, and recent immigrants in Scandinavia. Focusing on underprivileged urban contexts, it reveals the structural inequalities and also the often conflict-ridden inter-ethnic relations which develop in classrooms, playgrounds and larger communities. Ranging from explorations of quasi-ghettos to experiments in racial and ethnic integration, the encountered situations shed light on the challenges of managing diversity in local communities and on an all-societal level. The contributions consider both the routine practices of ethnic distinctions and colour-blindness in schooling, as well as the ways in which various actors - students, teachers, and parents - experience and understand these practices. In doing so, this volume reveals that despite the broad consensus on equal opportunity as a desirable aim, ethnic differentiation remains a key source of exclusion across Europe.

Julia Szalai is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Her latest works include: A Voice to be Heard: Citizenship Rights and Political Participation of the 'New' Poor in Contemporary European Democracies (2013) and Hungary's Bifurcated Welfare State: Splitting Social Rights and the Social Exclusion of Roma (2013).
Claire Schiff is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Bordeaux, France, and member of the Centre Emile Durkheim, a multi-disciplinary unit specialised in comparative research. She has published in French and English on minority education and relations between newly settled migrants and post-colonial minorities in France.

1. Introduction: Understanding the Salience of Ethnicity in the Educational Experiences of Minority Adolescents Across Europe; Claire Schiff

2. Apart or Together: Motivations Behind Ethnic Segregation in Education Across Europe; Vera Messing

3. Inclusive Education for Children of Immigrants: The Turkish Second Generation in Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria; Philipp Schnell and Maurice Crul

4. Teachers' Approaches to Ethnic Minority Students Through a Comparative Lens; Claire Schiff

5. The Emerging 'Ethnic Ceiling': Implications of Grading on Adolescents' Educational Advancement in Comparative Perspective; Julia Szalai

6. Education in the European Multicultural Debates and Polices; Violetta Zentai

7. Intricacies of Ethnicity: A Comparative Study of Minority Identity Formation During Adolescence; Mária Neményi and Róza Vajda

8. Dampened Voices: A Comparative Look at Roma Adolescents' Discourses on Being 'Othered' at School; Margit Feischmidt

9. Educational Strategies of Minority Youth and the Social Constructions of Ethnicity; Bolette Moldenhawer

10. Racism, Ethnicity and Schooling in England; Ian Law and Sarah Swann

11. Experiencing Ethnicity in a Colour-Blind System: Minority Students in France; Claire Schiff

12. The Interplay of School and Family and its Impact on the Educational Careers of Ethnic Minority Youth in Germany; Gaby Straßburger

13. Ethnic Identification and the Desire to Belong in the Case of Urban Roma Youth in Romania; Enikő Vincze

14. Structural and Personal Forms of Discrimination in Slovak Multi-Ethnic Schools; David Kostlán

15. Conclusions: Ethnic Distinctions and the Making of Citizenship in Education; Julia Szalai

Maurice Crul, The Free University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Margit Feischmidt, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

David Kostlán, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Ian Law, University of Leeds, UK

Vera Messing, Central European University, Hungary

Bolette Moldenhawer, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Mária Neményi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Philipp Schnell, University of Vienna, Austria

Gaby Straßburger, Catholic University of Applied Social Sciences, Germany

Sarah Swann, University of Leeds, UK

Róza Vajda, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Enikő Vincze, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

Violetta Zentai, Central European University, Hungary


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