School and Social Integration of Adolescents residing in Athens
[30/12/2010] [EU-wide] [Academic paper/Research] [English]
Posted by : Country Coordinator Greece
Authors : Monika Barbara Rerak
The concept of social integration has gained prominence in the social and policy debates all over the Europe. Children of immigrants, constituting a significant percentage of modern population of European Union, go through some demanding changes in their processes of social and school integration. As the number of immigrants in Greece is growing, it is of high importance to identify, examine, and understand problems that young immigrants living in this country might have.
Our research investigates social and school integration of adolescents‟ from Polish immigration families residing in Athens, Greece. By this project we wish to build and advance beyond the current research and contribute to existing knowledge in the field of social integration. The study is based on a qualitative research method relying on semi-structured, in–depth interviews with 12 young respondents from Greek and Polish high schools in Athens.