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ERIC Number: EJ1207397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Learning Engagement as a Target for Interventions: A Qualitative Study of First-Generation Migrant Adolescents in Finnish Secondary Education
Molin-Karakoc, Linda; Ikola, Minna
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v47 n1 p109-122 2019
Engagement is considered key in measuring student development, offering valuable clues into the adaptation, motivation and participation of students. This article sheds light on the multifaceted construct of engagement and its implications for first-generation migrant adolescents. Participant interviews and observations were conducted to investigate student experiences of engagement and the utility of engagement in intervention designs. Identified determinants of engagement consist of cultural capital, school norms and values, teacher-student relationships and relevance of support services. The results show that engagement goes beyond individual dispositions and achievement and includes learning environments and resources. Keeping in mind the vulnerable position of migrants and the need to ensure equal educational opportunity, a reshaping of engagement-related support services, interventions and school practices is needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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