Geografie 2011, 116, 480-496

Possibilities for Researching the Integration of Vietnamese Children in Czechia: The Example of Prague-Kunratice Elementary School

Eva Janská, Alena Průšvicová, Zdeněk Čermák

Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, GEOMIGRACE – Geografické migrační centrum, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Received May 2011
Accepted September 2011

This article explores the topic of 1.5 and second-generation Vietnamese children and their integration into Czech society using elementary education in Prague as an example. The children of foreigners face many changes in connection with the integration process. Important factors include parents’ economic activities, the closeness of the Vietnamese community and children’s level of education and language knowledge. This paper is based on a qualitative survey, carried out in Prague 4, where the majority of Vietnamese foreigners living in Prague are concentrated, and on a secondary analysis of relevant literature. The selection of important integration factors and possibilities regarding their application in research is also important.


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