Children's Lives in Southern Europe
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Children's Lives in Southern Europe

Contemporary Challenges and Risks

Edited by Lourdes Gaitán, Yannis Pechtelidis, Catarina Tomás and Natália Fernandes

This interdisciplinary book provides a sociological view of the contemporary experiences of children in Southern Europe. Focusing on regions deeply affected by the 2008 economic crisis, it offers a detailed investigation into the impact of economic downturn and austerity on the lives of children.
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Chapter 15: Migrant children in Portuguese schools: the case of Brazilian pupils

Teresa Seabra and Sandra Mateus

Abstract

Children from migrant backgrounds face a number of challenges in respect to integration into the education system, which can affect their learning and development. The chapter focuses on the integration policies targeted at this population, before and during the Portuguese financial crisis (2011–15). Discussion is based on national and European reports, previous research, and data from quantitative research conducted in 2012 in order to acknowledge the experience and school paths of Brazilian-origin children who attend Portuguese basic education, and assess specific challenges, representations and discriminatory practices relating to this community. Students of Brazilian background constitute a group with increasing presence in Portuguese public basic and secondary schools (26.9 per cent of all foreigners in 2016–17). The educational performance of these children is, on average, below that of their colleagues with Portuguese nationality.

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