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ERIC Number: EJ1102635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Voices of Children and Parents from Elsewhere: A Glance at Integration in Italian Primary Schools
Dusi, Paola; Steinbach, Marilyn
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v20 n8 p816-827 2016
This study involves 35 research participants: 20 immigrant parents (primarily mothers from South America, North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East) and 15 primary school children, aged 10-11. These children were born outside Italy and primary school was their first encounter with the Italian educational system. We observed their processes of integration through their stories and those of their parents. Our investigation aims to identify factors that support or inhibit their school integration. We adopt an ecological research paradigm, proposing a vision of knowledge as rooted in natural life contexts, focusing on subjectivity. Analysis of the data led to identification of core categories concerning these families' experiences and their children's encounters with Italian schools. This paper focuses on the children's perspectives of their experiences with school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Albania; Argentina; Brazil; Europe; Italy; Moldova; Morocco; Pakistan; Romania; Senegal; South America
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