Fundació Jaume Bofill Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Thinking about future challenges of education in Catalonia

Education and immigration: the socio-educational challenges for second generations from a transnational perspective

About the speaker

Peggy Levitt

10/10/06 07.30 pm

Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. Expert in transnational migrations

In the lecture on education and immigration, professor Levitt presents her research with respect to the issue of immigration and transnationality. Her work is based in the USA, studying the Dominican, Brazilian, Irish and different Asian group communities.

The talk offers a panoramic look, based on her fieldwork and the research of North American colleagues, at the debates regarding second-generation immigrants and the changes in perspective seen thanks to a transnational point of view. Through life story-based methodology, we are given a closer look at an immediate reality, based on the lives of the young, the second generation, and their impact on school education practices and policies.

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