Review: Tarek Badawia (2002). "Der dritte Stuhl" – Eine Grounded-Theory-Studie zum kreativen Umgang bildungserfolgreicher Immigrantenjugendlicher mit kultureller Differenz [How Immigrant Young People with a High Educational Achievement Develop a Strategy

  • Katja Koch Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Keywords: immigration, identity, intercultural educational research, cultural differences, grounded theory, focused interview

Abstract

Tarek BADAWIA describes in his thesis how immigrant young people with a high level of educational achievement develop a new strategy of handling two different cultures. By using focused interviews BADAWIA generates the theory of the "third chair". The author paints a picture showing how the young immigrants interviewed create a new cross-cultural identity out of both of their cultures. By doing this they are no longer "sitting between two chairs." With this theory BADAWIA follows recent developments within intercultural educational research. What is new in this study is that BADAWIA asks the young immigrant people themselves and that he focuses in particular on their way of creating and handling their life. Unfortunately, BADAWIA uses a very complicated and artificial language. Nevertheless, the study is worth reading because it opens an authentic view of the environment of juvenile immigrants. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0401115

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Author Biography

Katja Koch, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Katja KOCH, Dr. phil., Promotion 2001 zum Thema "Der Übergang in die Sekundarstufe aus Lehrersicht", anschließend Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Projekt "Familiale Bildungsstrategien als Mehrgenerationenprojekt. Bildungs- und kulturbezogene Austauschprozesse zwischen Großeltern, Eltern und Enkeln in unterschiedlichen Familienkulturen", seit Oktober 2001 Wissenschaftliche Assistentin am Pädagogischen Seminar der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Arbeitschwerpunkte: Empirische Schul- und Bildungsforschung, Schulentwicklung, Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. Katja KOCH hat in zurückliegenden Ausgaben von FQS "Berufserfolg als individuelles Projekt" 8http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/4-02/4-02review-koch-d.htm) und "Transkription. Ein Leitfaden" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/1-03/1-03review-koch-d.htm) besprochen.
Published
2004-01-31
Section
Body / Culture / Identity