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Goals and gaps: educational careers of immigrant children

Looks at the educational choices of immigrant children in a tracked school system. Finds that they enrol disproportionately into vocational institutions, rather than technical and academically-focused high schools, compared to their native peers of similar ability. Notes that the gap is greater for male students and those whose parents who have less information about or are less integrated in the local education system. Shows that it is possible to reduce the mismatch created by early tracking through an innovative programme providing a mix of career counselling and academic tutoring. Indicates that career counselling was most effective in influencing educational choices, while academic tutoring had limited effects.


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Carlana, Michela; La Ferrarar, Eliana; Pinotti, Paolo
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Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CREAM)

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