The Role of the School System in the Development of Idealized Identity Among Adolescent Migrants: Education and Idealized Identity
Transformation during adolescence depends mainly on personal and social identities. Interactions youth experience in the school setting and meaningful integration of proposed knowledge will greatly influence self perception and image, which in turn will shape adult image and hope for the future. Although fully aware of this development process, educators who are mostly preoccupied with standardized curriculum content and teaching may fail to address youth in a meaningful and motivating manner.
Keywords: Migration, Identity Development, Sense of Belonging, Education, Language, Cultural Representations
Dr. Charlotte Sabbah
Instructor - University of Montreal, School of Social Work, University of Montreal