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Séminaire doctoral - Pratiques langagières - terrains, méthodes, théories
Harmut Esser, Univ. Mannheim
The contribution deals with two aspects to explain ethnic and social differences in educational success of migrant children : Differences in early skill development (intelligence, cultural knowledge and language) and the importance of ethnic resources and orientations for that. The main question is whether ethnic resources (like mother language abilities and family communication, mixed networks, hybrid identities) contribute additional effects to the development also of early skills in relation to simple one-sided acculturation. It is part of the ongoing debate on „acculturation“ versus „pluralization“ as possible main routes for a successful structural integration of migrants children.