The Empowerment of 2nd Gen Zainichi Brazilian Immigrants through Non-Formal Learning
- Tuesday, 23 March 2021 | 12:15 - 13:00 (JST)
- Zoom Webinar
- Rafaela Yoshiy Olivares Graduate Student, Graduate Schhol of Education, The University of Tokyo
- Misako Nukaga Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
- Event Description
As Brazilian community celebrates thirty years of immigration in Japan, the integration of young migrants to Japanese society has become a matter that requires more and more attention. Research data indicates that compared to students from Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese background, Brazilian students have the lowest educational achievement reaching only 60% of high school enrolment and 10% of Japanese university enrolment, not to mention the high dropout rate.
While Japanese government is reluctant to introduce a social integration policy to promote educational and occupational achievement of young migrants, a movement of resilience has emerged within the Brazilian community in recent years. That is to organize non-formal education activities aiming to provide a second chance for those who lost educational opportunities due to linguistic, cultural and institutional barriers.
In this research, she conducted semi-constructed interview with students and educators of three different types of ethnic non-formal education (ENFE) – distance higher-education, job training and language learning – to identify their role in the empowerment of migrant youth as well as their limitations.