Pathways fostering mobility to higher education for vulnerable immigrants in France, Switzerland and Canada

Murdoch, Jake; Guégnard, Christine; Koomen, Maarten; Imdorf, Christian; Kamanzi, Pierre Canisius; Meyer, Thomas (2017). Pathways fostering mobility to higher education for vulnerable immigrants in France, Switzerland and Canada. European Journal of Higher Education, 7(1), pp. 29-42. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/21568235.2017.1254918

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In this article we wish to clarify not only if, but also how – through which institutional settings – higher education (HE) is accessed by students from vulnerable immigrant groups in France, Switzerland and Canada. We are interested in the possible educational mobility that immigrant youths can experience arising from country-specific educational policies designed to increase the enrolment in HE, particularly the flow from upper-secondary vocational educational tracks to HE ones. We analyse using panel data in each country the accessibility of different pathways to HE while taking into account the characteristics of the students. In terms of educational mobility, in France the democratization of the educational system, including the development of the vocational baccalauréat, has enabled more youths of immigrant background to access HE. In Switzerland and Canada there is more ‘cooling down’ and down-streaming of their educational aspirations towards non HE and more labour market-oriented pathways.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Murdoch, Jake; Guégnard, Christine; Koomen, Maarten; Imdorf, Christian; Kamanzi, Pierre Canisius and Meyer, Thomas

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

2156-8235

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Projects:

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

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christian Imdorf

Date Deposited:

13 Jan 2017 15:27

Last Modified:

15 Oct 2019 15:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/21568235.2017.1254918

Additional Information:

Treeanalysis analysis_self Date: 2017

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Access; educational mobility; pathways; vocational tracks; international comparison

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.92315

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/92315

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