Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Between statistical odds and future dreams: Biographical future drafts of young migrants
Publikation

Between statistical odds and future dreams: Biographical future drafts of young migrants

Titel:
Between statistical odds and future dreams: Biographical future drafts of young migrants

Jahr(gang):
2018

(Erst-)Autor:

Name der Zeitschrift:
Migration Studies

Heft/Ausgabe:
https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mny028

Beschreibung:
The paper analyses the gaps between different constructions of biographical future projects in the field of education. It examines how migrant students, their teachers and a variety of consultants construct the migrant students’ professional and personal future and how these constructions are influenced by individuals’ knowledge about categorizations of migrants. The paper focuses on the laymen’s perception of statistical categorizations and reports, the discourses emerging around the statistical data and their possible detrimental effects on the educational future of migrant students. It attempts to investigate how individuals interpret statistics, how they make sense of the numbers and what practices emerge from their dealing with statistical data.