Family involvement and educational success of the children of immigrants in Europe. Comparative perspectives

Ph. Schnell, M.R.J. Crul, R. Fibbi, M. Monteiro-Sieburth

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Recent literature has emphasised the importance of family involvement within immigrant families in determining their children’s educational pathways. On the one hand, the focus on family involvement and the transmission of familial resources becomes more important when disentangling ethnic educational inequalities for second-generation youth. On the other hand, particular practices of family involvement seem to counterbalance disadvantaged origins and become the driving force for educational success. However, few, if any, studies systematically explore the importance of family involvement for educational success by children of immigrants from an international comparative perspective. This introduction paper attempts to fill this gap. In addition to previewing the contents of the articles found in this issue, we include a comparative review of the main communalities found in the contributions of this special issue. The paper concludes with suggestions for future comparative research on family involvement and educational success by children of immigrants in Europe.

Keywords: Family involvement; Children of immigrants; Second generation; Education; Success; Integration
Original languageEnglish
JournalComparative Migration Studies
Volume3
Issue number14
Early online date4 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Family involvement and educational success of the children of immigrants in Europe. Comparative perspectives. / Schnell, Ph.; Crul, M.R.J.; Fibbi, R.; Monteiro-Sieburth, M.

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