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Education, schooling, and youth identity in multicultural contexts

University of Geneva

1 or 2 semesters

Our project will generate new ideas for better integrating youth into multicultural societies (Switzerland and others countries).

Project description

Our project will generate new ideas for better integrating youth into multicultural societies (Switzerland and others countries). To accomplish this objective this research project will show how three critical dimensions of schooling work together in a very dynamic way to impact youth development: (1) academic achievement and learning, (2) youth identity development, and (3) the context of schooling and multiculturalism policy. Multiculturalism is a new common reality in this period of globalization. With an increase in people from different backgrounds living together there is an increasing need to know how to coexist and to optimize our resources. Overall, there is a tendency in the world to recognize differences (e.g., ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation) and to tolerate or accommodate differences, which lays the groundwork for learning how to enhance schooling in a multicultural context. 

Duration: 1 or 2 semesters.

Number of places available: 1 per semester.

Pre requisites

  • Social Sciences or related field.

Faculty Department

The PEGEI Unit has two research groups:

(1) PEG: The team research “Politics, Economics and Management” is working in the fields of efficiency of educational policies and systems, investments for vocational training and education in the firms and the financing of educational activities. A research project is focused on the employment situation of graduates.

(2) ERDIE:  The team research “International Dimension in education” develops two main directions: (1) comparison of international trends in educational policy (2) Analysis of the role of education and international cooperation in the development and transformation of school organization in South countries.

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