Educational trajectories of immigrant-origin youths in Finland : A mixed methods analysis

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Holmberg , L , Kalalahti , M , Varjo , J , Kivirauma , J , Mäkelä , M-L , Saarinen , M , Zacheus , T & Jahnukainen , M 2018 , ' Educational trajectories of immigrant-origin youths in Finland : A mixed methods analysis ' , Journal of education and work , vol. 31 , no. 7-8 , pp. 563-578 . https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2018.1549728

Title: Educational trajectories of immigrant-origin youths in Finland : A mixed methods analysis
Author: Holmberg, Liila; Kalalahti, Mira; Varjo, Janne; Kivirauma, Joel; Mäkelä, Marja-Liisa; Saarinen, Minna; Zacheus, Tuomas; Jahnukainen, Markku
Contributor organization: Department of Education
Staff Services
University Management
Date: 2018-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Journal of education and work
ISSN: 1363-9080
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2018.1549728
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/299193
Abstract: This article examines the educational trajectories envisioned by immigrant-origin youths. The mixed-methods research draws upon quantitative (N = 445) and interview data (n = 112). Whereas most prior research focuses on educational achievement or educational attainment of immigrant-origin youth, this article focuses on their outlooks concerning education and occupation. We determined the educational and career aspirations and expectations immigrant-origin youths have and in the ways their aspirations differ from those of Finnish-origin youths. We also seek to discover how this possible aspiration paradox is reflected in the trajectories envisioned by immigrant-origin youths. We confirm earlier findings showing that immigrant-origin youths have both a strong belief in education and the will to achieve success in tertiary-level education. We also argue for diversity of vocationally oriented youth: whereas Finnish-origin youths often share determinate vocational outlooks, immigrant-origin youths are more likely to aim for tertiary education via vocational education.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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Funder: Unknown funder
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