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Youth, ethnicity and school policies: a cross national approach in France and in Italy

Jeunes, origine ethnique et politiques éducatives : une approche transnationale en France et en Italie

Giovani, fattore etnico e politiche educative: un approccio transnazionale in Francia e in italia

Italian Journal of Sociology of Education (HCERES 70e)

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Published on Monday, December 11, 2017 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

In order to guarantee the same chances of success for all students, irrespective of their origins and belonging, the management of cultural and religious pluralism is one of the most important challenges of education systems today. In the European context, France and Italy represent two interesting and even emblematic case studies because of the differences in educational policies for the reception, insertion and management of immigrants and immigrant children’s. Despite these disparities, one element which is common to these two countries is the difficulty to manage this cultural pluralism, both from an individual point of view (representations, success rates, strategies of choice of pupils but also educational eams) who could trigger mechanisms of discrimination, and from the point of view of collective actors and institutions (school policies, public and private schools, government services). 

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Argument

In order to guarantee the same chances of success for all students, irrespective of their origins and belonging, the management of cultural and religious pluralism is one of the most important challenges of education systems today. In the European context, France and Italy represent two interesting and even emblematic case studies because of the differences in educational policies for the reception, insertion and management of immigrants and immigrant children’s. Despite these disparities, one element which is common to these two countries is the difficulty to manage this cultural pluralism, both from an individual point of view (representations, success rates, strategies of choice of pupils but also educational eams) who could trigger mechanisms of discrimination, and from the point of view of collective actors and institutions (school policies, public and private schools, government services). The ethnic dimension is a very widespread feature in all European countries. This issue will focus on the mechanisms of social construction that pre- exist its manifestation. Ethnicity is an hetero and self- differentiation process and represents:

a)  a resource for change or affirmation and success; b) a constraint or obstacle that can lead to forms of discomfort, that in the most extreme cases could undermine social cohesion itself. Depending on the interactions between the individual and socio-politico-cultural processes, the ethnic question may arise both among newcomers and immigrant descendants: a) in an individual register; b) as a collective action to claim rights to difference or equality rights.

The main goal for this issue is to what extent do ethnic issues and the corresponding processes of social valorization and discrimination influence the trajectories, opportunities and choices of young people in these two countries?

The issue "Youth and Ethnicity" (IJSE 3-2018) aims to explore inter-ethnic relations among young people in France and Italy. By 10 contributions about empirical analyzes and theoretical reflections specifics to sociology of education, particular attention will be devoted to the fields of school, family, professional integration and friendly (peer) relations. Our aim is to shed light on the interrelationship between the ethnic issue or the experience of emigration and the processes 

of social participation which characterize young people and, in particular, the schools. The challenge is to grasp the role played by ethnicity as a socially constructed process within the mechanisms that can lead to the success or failure of youth projects and ambitions. The selection of contributions will also be attentive to the analytical contexts in order to facilitate the comparative approach that characterizes this issue.

Contributors are invited to send to send abstracts on the following topics:

  • ethnic differences in school (success, peer relationships, violence and bullying);
  • distribution of the training and working opportunities of young natives and of immigrant origin to comparison (inequality, discrimination, etc.);
  • the effects of multiculturalism on the teaching body, and, more generally, on school organization (de-segregation policies, school curricula, teacher training,      etc.)
  • impacts of ethnic belonging on educational choices and management of school or juvenile discomfort.

Guest editors

Deadlines

  • 7/01/2018: deadline for abstract proposal.

A title and 250 word abstract should be sent to: maddalena.colombo@unicatt.it; alessandro.bergamaschi@unice.fr

  • 11/2/2018: communication of acceptance/refusal
  • 6/05/2018: delivery of the full paper
  • 30/06/2018:  after blind review process, return of the text to the author
  • 01/09/2018: deadline for last draft.

General guidelines

  • Text: articles should be compiled in the following order: title page; author(s); abstract; keywords; main text (number of tables and figures cited in the article); acknowledgement; references; appendices.
  • Language: articles must be in English. Writing should be concise and correct. If you are not a native English speaker, we strongly recommend that you have you article professionally edited before submission.
  • Length: articles should be compiled in the following order: title; author(s); abstract; keywords; main text (tables, figures and illustrations on separate pages); acknowledgement; references; appendices. Length should not exceed 10.000 words. 
  • Please see on the website for more guidelines :http://ijse.padovauniversitypress.it/manuscript_submission_form

Date(s)

  • Sunday, January 07, 2018

Keywords

  • sociologie, éducation, ethnicité, jeune, école, France, Italie

Contact(s)

  • Alessandro Bergamaschi
    courriel : alessandro [dot] bergamaschi [at] unice [dot] fr

Information source

  • Alessandro Bergamaschi
    courriel : alessandro [dot] bergamaschi [at] unice [dot] fr

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« Youth, ethnicity and school policies: a cross national approach in France and in Italy », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, December 11, 2017, https://calenda.org/425081

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