Diversified transitions and educational equality? Negotiating the transitions of young people with immigrant backgrounds and/or special educational needs

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The focus of this contribution is on the targeted transition practices of career guidance and on the opportunity structures they frame for young people with immigrant backgrounds and/or special educational needs. By analysing curricular documents and interviews with representatives from the local education authorities, such as administrators, principals, guidance counsellors and special education teachers (n = 16), we aim to examine critically the options provided for these groups of young people. We conclude that targeted transition practices do not recognise enough the heterogeneity of young people, and can therefore be limitative and exclusive.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Studies in Education
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)36-54
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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