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Pathways fostering Mobility to Higher Education for Vulnerable Immigrants in France, Switzerland and Canada

Murdoch, Jake and Guégnard, Christine and Koomen, Maarten and Imdorf, Christian and Kamanzi, Canisius and Meyer, Thomas. (2017) Pathways fostering Mobility to Higher Education for Vulnerable Immigrants in France, Switzerland and Canada. European Journal of Higher Education, 7 (1). pp. 29-42.

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Abstract

In this article we wish to clarify not only if, but also how – through which institutional settings – higher education is accessed by students from vulnerable immigrant groups in France, Switzerland and Canada. We are interested in the possible educational mobility that immigrant youths can experience arising from country-specific educational policies designed to increase the enrolment in higher education, particularly the flow from upper-secondary vocational educational tracks to higher education ones. We analyse using panel data in each country the accessibility of different pathways to higher education while taking into account the characteristics of the students. In terms of educational mobility, in France the democratisation of educational system, including the development of the vocational baccalauréat, has enabled more youths of immigrant background to access higher education. In Switzerland and Canada there is more “cooling down” and down-streaming of their educational aspirations towards non higher education and more labour market oriented pathways.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Bildungssoziologie (Imdorf)
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Soziologie > Sozialforschung und Methodologie (Bergman)
UniBasel Contributors:Imdorf, Christian and Meyer, Thomas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:2156-8235
e-ISSN:2156-8243
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:24 May 2018 11:52
Deposited On:11 Oct 2017 06:36

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