The Role of the School System in the Development of Idealized Identity Among Adolescent Migrants: Education and Idealized Identity

Dr. Charlotte Sabbah
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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
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies, Language, Linguistics, Knowledge, Teaching and Learning, Ethnicity, Difference, Identity, Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Social Adjustment and Idealized Identity of Refugee Adolescents

Dr. Charlotte Sabbah

Instructor - University of Montreal, School of Social Work, University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Internationally trained in Social Work and Educational Sciences, Dr. Charlotte Sabbah is a university instructor and a counsultant in ethnocultural psychosocial program development. She focusses her research in youth migration and refugee issues and particularly on the relationships between identity construction and psychosocial integration.

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