Education of Migrant Children: A Comparison between Shanghai’s and Germa-ny’s Education System

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Education of Migrant Children: A Comparison between Shanghai’s and Germa-ny’s Education System

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Education of Migrant Children: A Comparison between Shanghai’s and Germa-ny’s Education System
Author: Seidel, Julia
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Education System, (Im-) migration, Cultural and Social Capital, Social Mobility, Inequality
Abstract: Education systems play a key role in integrating (im-) migrant children into society. In Shang-hai, migrant children do not have access to equal education, due to the household registration system. The local government has taken steps to gradually open public schools for migrants. However, it remains questionable if migrant children will be able to succeed if they have few-er resources of cultural and social capital. To illustrate how cultural and social capital influ-ence the educational success of students, Shanghai will be compared to the German education system. The example of Second generation Turkish immigrants' school performance is an indi-cation that the German education system underlies cultural and social capital constraints. Even though Shanghai's school's system has institutional barriers, a comparison can help to explain how mechanisms of social exclusion play out. A comprehensive school model could help to cancel out the effects of cultural and social capital. The aim of this research is to a deeper understanding of how education systems influence social mobility of (im-) migrants in different contexts.
Supervisor: Wang, EnochPieke, Frank
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: East Asia
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/55813
 

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