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Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood

Teaching Migrant Children in West Germany and Europe, 1949–1992

Authors: Lehman, Brittany

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  • Examines the contest over children’s identity, using West Germany as a case study to understand the connection between nation, state, and citizen
  • Demonstrates the importance of citizenship status and legal categorisation for different minority group's lived experience and rights
  • Builds on education research, highlighting the connections between schools and learned ethnicity
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This book examines the right to education for migrant children in Europe between 1949 and 1992. Using West Germany as a case study to explore European trends, the book analyzes how the Council of Europe and European Community’s ideological goals were implemented for specific national groups. The book starts with education for displaced persons and exiles in the 1950s, then compares schooling for Italian, Greek, and Turkish labor migrants, then circles back to asylum seekers and returning ethnic Germans. For each group, the state entries involved tried to balance equal education opportunities with the right to personhood, an effort which became particularly convoluted due to implicit biases. When the European Union was founded in 1993, children’s access to education depended on a complicated mix of legal status and perception of cultural compatibility. Despite claims that all children should have equal opportunities, children’s access was limited by citizenship and ethnic identity. 

About the authors

Brittany Lehman is Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston, USA. She is a migration historian focused on Europe and the Middle East. Her current research project focuses on the Federal Republic of Germany’s involvement in decolonization in North Africa and the Middle East as well as the development of humanitarian organizations like Germany Amnesty International.  

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Migrant Children in West Germany and Europe, 1949–1992
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97728-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97728-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97727-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 259
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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