|Author(s)||Navarro, A. et al|
|Editor||P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship|
This paper attempts to analyze the views of a group of Spanish and foreign students, aged 12-17 years, with respect some issues related to the migration process and some of its consequences. A semi-structured interview was applied to 61 students, 33 of them were Spanish and 28 proceeds from different socio-cultural backgrounds (Ecuador, Romania, Morocco, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, China, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Equatorial Guinea). Content analysis of their ideas and arguments on the topics studied were made to check the differences in student’s views. Overall, there are some differences between the spontaneous views maintained by Spanish and Foreign students with respect immigration issues. For example, some interesting differences were found in the views hold by Spanish and Foreign students with respect immigration process and some of its consequences. However, adolescents from both groups tend to maintain an unrealistic view with respect the number of immigrants living in Madrid and Spain.