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REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana

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COLOMBO, Maddalena. Young migrants in italian schools: learning paths, inequality, resources. REMHU, Rev. Interdiscip. Mobil. Hum. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.42, pp.159-170. ISSN 1980-8585.

In 2013, the presence of foreign minors in Italy reached significant figures, especially for the presence of second generations (44%). Some families and young foreigners strive for social rights regarding education that they feel they are denied (ius sanguinis); educational levels of migrants are increasing gradually, but they indicate some critical issues: a) the persistence of a negative gap between the educational performance between students of Italian nationality and foreign nationality; b) in certain areas and institutions, increased visibility of different ethnic backgrounds seems to cause inconvenience in the interactions between natives and immigrants; c) in some educational sections with high levels of foreigners, the concentration of social problems threatens the anti-discrimination concept and liberal school. However, even in these sections there are educational resources that should not be overlooked.

Keywords : Italian school; pupils with non-Italian citizenship; second generations; disparity of treatment; sociology of education.

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