Statistical and institutional discrimination against migrants in the Swiss school system. Or: Have migrants been really disadvantaged in the school?

Becker, Rolf; Jäpel, Franziska; Beck, Michael (2011). Statistical and institutional discrimination against migrants in the Swiss school system. Or: Have migrants been really disadvantaged in the school? Bern: Universität Bern, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft

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For the Swiss educational system, it is a well-known and evidence based fact that migrants are less successful than native children and juveniles. However, it is unclear whether migrants have been disadvantaged by teachers on the one hand. On the other hand, one could assume that the migrants’ penalties depend on their low socioeconomic resources and abilities in speaking and understanding the German language. Therefore it is the aim of the paper to prove empirically the explanative power the several concepts of discrimination against migrants as well as the structural-individualistic theory considering primary and secondary (‘ethnic’) effects of social origin. The empirical analysis of grading in school as well as the transition from primary to secondary school suggests that there is no statistical or institutional discrimination against migrants. The findings are in favor of the theory suggesting that in regard of educational opportunities the migration status is a special case of the effects of social origin.

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Sociology of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Becker, Rolf; Jäpel, Franziska and Beck, Michael

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Publisher:

Universität Bern, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft

Projects:

[1036] Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE) Official URL

Language:

German

Submitter:

Thomas Meyer

Date Deposited:

24 Oct 2019 14:52

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 14:52

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URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131480

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