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A child-centred approach to integrating immigrant children: the role of school in integration with regard to the parents’ aspect

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
5.04  Social Sciences  Sociology 
integration, migration, identities, cultural diversity, child-centred approach, children, parents, school, acculturation
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on May 20, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender, archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  11  10  3.33 
Scopus  19  15 
Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  34514  PhD Maja Zadel  Sociology  Head  2021 - 2024  84 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1510  Science and Research Centre Koper  Koper  7187416000  13,988 
Europe and the individual European nation states are still confronted with divergences on the subject of cultural diversity management. In various European countries, there are telling examples of failed integration of migrants and children with a migrant background: social inequality, economic disadvantage and spatial segregation, which in extreme cases have also led to social instability and unrest. Even though, at a declarative level, European societies build their identities on embracing cultural diversity, this is not always applied in practice; European states still struggle to accept cultural, religious, linguistic and 'racial' diversity as part of their identity and tradition. Despite the fact that assimilationist and multicultural policies have been largely replaced by integration-oriented models that conceive integration as a two-way process requiring both adjustments and equal rights for members of all communities involved - i.e. majority, minority and migrant communities. The main objective of the proposed project “A child-centred approach to integrating immigrant children: the role of school in integration with regard to the parents' aspect”, building on the results of the ongoing Horizon2020 project "Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe", is to examine the different integration measures of migrant children in different national contexts (Slovenian (coastal region, Ljubljana, Maribor), Austrian (Vienna), Spanish/Catalan (Barcelona) and Danish (Odense)) and educational levels (primary and secondary schools) in relation to parental integration. Issues of gender, identity, achievement, well-being, home-school relations, discrimination, etc. will be considered. Good practice that supports equal life chances will be identified with stakeholder involvement, maximizing the potential of existing experiences. Parental involvement and support appears to be crucial to the child's wellbeing, integration into school and education, but is often ignored (MiCREATE). Family structures play an important role in the integration process of young people. Research suggests that migration significantly affects family relationships, e.g. migration can destabilize family relationships, leading to a loss of recognition and belonging, and a significant impact of family relationships on the migration process.
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