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ERIC Number: EJ880711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Young Children's Perspectives on Immigration within the Italian School Context: An Analysis of the Identification Level of Integration
Pellegrini, Lucia
European Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n2 p113-125 May 2010
The research explores the level of integration of a group of young children attending a primary school in Italy, a new immigration country, focusing on their identification of racial, ethnic and cultural pluralism. Specifically the study takes into account two processes of identification: the mechanism of attributions and the expression of attitudes in relation to subjects commonly labelled as "immigrants". Given that children are rarely listened to with regard to serious issues, the study was conducted following a series of principles belonging to the emergent paradigm, a new sociological approach which aims at making children active participants in the research project. In doing so, the research reveals that children respond to complex social dynamics shaping personal ideas and raising specific questions, which are to be taken into consideration for implementing an effective multicultural education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy