Acculturation and participation in education of immigrant and refugee children in parent’s discourse (Bachelor thesis)

Καρατσιώλη, Ελισάβετ/ Karatsioli, Elisavet

This thesis examines the phenomenon of acculturation and aims to capture the opinions of Greek parents regarding the phenomenon of multiculturalism within the school context. Migration is another issue discussed in the dissertation. This paper focuses on the acculturation phenomenon based on the model introduced by Berry (2005), which supports the concept of acculturation as a dual process of cultural and psychological change that occurs during the coexistence of two or more cultural groups. This research examines acculturation in education based on the opinions of Greek parents. The purpose is to present, according to the interviewees, the way immigrant or refugee children choose to define their adaptation to the host country based on Berry's acculturation strategies. The research part was conducted with a qualitative methodology and the interview data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The sample of interviewees consists of fifteen (15) Greek parents in the wider area of Thessaloniki, who expressed their opinion regarding the existence and participation of immigrant and refugee children in their children's school classes. Some of the main findings of the research are that most of the interviewees choose to follow the strategy of multiculturalism and most of the immigrant or refugee children, according to the interviewees, mainly choose the strategy of integration, while they referred to language as a key factor influencing the adjustment of these children.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Τμήμα Επιστημών της Εκπαίδευσης στην Προσχολική Ηλικία
Subject classification: Social psychology--Cross-cultural studies
Keywords: Επιπολιτισμοποίηση,Πολυπολιτισμικότητα,Μετανάστευση,Acculturation,Multiculturalism,Immigration
URI: https://repo.lib.duth.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/16139
http://dx.doi.org/10.26257/heal.duth.14875
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