Accepted Paper:

Education for migrant youth in the era of globalization  


Kiran Lata Dangwal (University of Lucknow)

Paper short abstract:

It has become easier for contemporary migrants to maintain transnational knots in the era of globalization due to ICT and related factors. There is huge number of students choosing to pursue their studies and carrier as a migrant other than their native country. We explore the various factors which affects the contemporary migrants from different angles.

Paper long abstract:

Over the last decade rapid technological advances and globalization proposed various economic and growth opportunities, which now depend heavily on the construction of transnational civil societies and production of ideas rather than concrete merchandise. It has become relatively easier for contemporary migrants to create and continue various transnational knots and societies due to the recent advancements in information and communication technology, the decline in fare of air travel, and the increasing acceptance of dual nationality. World is witnessing a constantly increasing trend of youth migration for getting higher and technical education. Empowering youth is a matter of prime importance among world. A productive and positive migration experience may empower young migrants and opens a new vista for them; it enables them to acquire more knowledge and skills through education and/or employment experiences. Migration affects both the contemporary migrants and the people concerned with them. These contemporary migrants are needed to be seen as valuable resources that can be cooperative for the transnational civil societies as well. Because of their life experiences and high mobility, contemporary migrants have the potential to successfully connect various cultures. The ideal civil societies in both the native and destination countries are being constantly redefined due to thus socio-cultural interflow caused by migration. Moreover, all youths as students have a right to education and discussions on it should place priority on supporting students and giving them the opportunities they need to attain better livelihoods. The responsibility is mostly on the young people in national and international leadership. Without proper implementation of relevant education, the risk of students falling victim to misleading guidance and disreputable suppliers will increase. This paper explores the various factors which affect the contemporary migrants from different angles as well as the remarkable potential of contemporary migrants to maintain transnational knots so that they can become effective and responsible citizens of the transnational civil societies.

Panel RM-MRB04
Migration and transnational dynamics of non-western civil societies