Competence Development and Educational Decisions of Immigrant Children in Primary and Secondary School
Subproject 7 investigates the competence development of students with migration background and parental decisions regarding the educational career of their children in primary and lower secondary school. At the current stage, subproject 7 focuses on the following research questions: To what extent are high educational aspirations of parents with a migration background passed on to their children?
- Do parents and teenagers with a migration background differ from natives with regard to revision or stabilization of educational decisions made in secondary school?
- Which occupational and educational aspirations do teenagers with a migration background have and how do those develop during secondary school?
- How does the perception of discrimination influence the development of educational and occupational aspirations as well as revision decisions in secondary school?
- To what extent can differences be found between teenagers with a migration background and natives concerning relevant gender specific disparities (e.g. school performance, educational and occupational aspirations)?
Subproject 7 analyzes the quantitative data of the longitudinal study BiKS-8-14, which repeatedly surveys students beginning in third grade of primary school. Moreover, in subproject 7, qualitative interviews with Turkish immigrant parents and their children are conducted.