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Social exclusion and school achievement: children of immigrants and children of natives in three European countries


Raabe, Isabel J. (2019). Social exclusion and school achievement: children of immigrants and children of natives in three European countries. Child Indicators Research, 12(3):1003-1022.

Abstract

Ethnic minorities in Europe show diverging patterns of educational success, but in most national contexts, migrants and children of immigrants have lower achievements in terms of grades than their majority peers. This study asks whether social exclusion in the classroom can contribute to explaining this pattern. While limited access to social resources is often assumed to be of significance for educational success, it has rarely been measured explicitly. In this study, social exclusion is measured accurately and on alarge, cross-national scale, by usingsocial network data from 731 classrooms in England, Germany, and Sweden (CILS4EUdata). Results show that social exclusion is negatively associated with school grades, but this does not contribute much to understanding grade differences between children of immigrant and children of majority background.

Abstract

Ethnic minorities in Europe show diverging patterns of educational success, but in most national contexts, migrants and children of immigrants have lower achievements in terms of grades than their majority peers. This study asks whether social exclusion in the classroom can contribute to explaining this pattern. While limited access to social resources is often assumed to be of significance for educational success, it has rarely been measured explicitly. In this study, social exclusion is measured accurately and on alarge, cross-national scale, by usingsocial network data from 731 classrooms in England, Germany, and Sweden (CILS4EUdata). Results show that social exclusion is negatively associated with school grades, but this does not contribute much to understanding grade differences between children of immigrant and children of majority background.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Health (social science)
Social Sciences & Humanities > Social Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > Sociology and Political Science
Uncontrolled Keywords:Educational inequality, Social exclusion, Immigrants
Language:English
Date:1 June 2019
Deposited On:04 Feb 2019 11:08
Last Modified:14 Aug 2020 03:37
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1874-897X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-018-9565-0

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