Immigrants educational attainment and achievement - the narratives behind (PhD project)

Why do minority youth choose particularly demanding and prestigious educations – despite the fact that they have poorer school performance, lower social background, and higher dropout rates?

About the project

There has been done considerable amounts of research on immigrants educational attainment and achievement. The project takes departure in the fact that minority youth with non-western immigrant parents do not only seem to take a lot of education, but they also choose particularly demanding and prestigious educations – despite the fact that they have poorer school performance, lower social background, and higher dropout rates.

What the project wants to investigate is how and why this choice of attaining high and prestigious education is taken. This will be done by using narrative analysis as analytical strategy. The main objective in the research project is to analyze what kinds of narratives children of migrants use in their explanation of their educational choices. By understanding the narratives they use we will gain a better understanding of educational attainment among children of migrants in Norway.

 

Published Oct. 1, 2013 1:59 PM - Last modified Apr. 2, 2014 2:52 PM