London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Migration and educational inclusion in Portugal: Ukrainian immigrant children’s experiences of schooling and belonging

Author(s) Tereshchenko, A. & Araújo, H. C.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2011  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Europe's Future: Citizenship in a Changing World  
Age group -  
This contribution outlines approaches to education of migrant children in Portugal and, connectedly, the influence of children’s position in schools on their lives and identity. Specifically, the paper analyses the results of the mixed-method research conducted with Ukrainian immigrant children (aged 12-19) in the context of supplementary ethnic schools in Portugal. The focus is on the experiences of inclusion/exclusion and belonging by young Ukrainian immigrants, their social and educational identities as well as self-perception in the ‘host’ society. Key words: education, belonging, immigrant children, Portugal

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