Acculturation and immigrant African adolescents’ experiences of education in the diaspora

Icarbord Tshabangu, Minenhle Moyo

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Even though adolescents face challenges in adapting to the new environment in the diaspora, a lot of research focuses on adults, and the other partly deals with children left behind in heritage countries. Very minimal research focuses on children and adolescents in the diaspora, especially regarding the challenges they face in their psychosocial life and academic pursuits. This chapter adopted a qualitative research paradigm to investigate the acculturation experiences affecting adolescents’ psychological and academic life both within the African and European contexts, in particular, Zimbabwean adolescents in the African diaspora, in Botswana and African adolescents in the European diaspora, in the United Kingdom. Findings show that adolescents in both the African and European diaspora suffer varied acculturation challenges which negatively impact their psychosocial and academic life in several ways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformative intercultural global education
EditorsIsabel María Gómez Barreto, Gorka Roman Etxebarrieta
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN (Electronic)9798369320587
ISBN (Print)9798369320570, 9798369348147
Publication statusPublished - May 2024


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