Educational Pathways of the Second Generation. What Kind of Determinism in Lower Secondary Educational Tracking and How Some Youngsters Overcome It?

Gomensoro, Andrés; Bolzman, Claudio (2016). Educational Pathways of the Second Generation. What Kind of Determinism in Lower Secondary Educational Tracking and How Some Youngsters Overcome It? Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(2), pp. 289-308. De Gruyter 10.1515/sjs-2016-0013

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The educational fate of the new second generation in Switzerland seems to be clearly determined. Youths of the new second generation tend to get directed towards low educational tracks by the end of compulsory school (lower secondary), and most of them acquire a vocational degree. However – social backgrounds, educational tracks and academic performances being equal – the new second-generation youths are more frequently than Swiss natives on an upward mobility path which leads to a general education at a secondary or tertiary level. The analysis of interviews with Albanians from the former Yugoslavia shows the impact of high educational aspirations of young people and their families, but also the importance of acquiring and having access to key resources and information that allow upward mobility.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Gomensoro, Andrés

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

2297-8348

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Projects:

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

Language:

French

Submitter:

Thomas Meyer

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2017 10:38

Last Modified:

31 Jan 2019 09:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/sjs-2016-0013

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.99239

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99239

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