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Región y sociedad

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ROJAS RANGEL, Teresa de Jesús. School Careers of Children of Migrant Agricultural Families in Sonora, Mexico. Región y sociedad [online]. 2019, vol.31, e1181. ISSN 2448-4849.

The objective of the article is to analyze the preschool, elementary and junior high school careers of the children of migrant agricultural families, and how risk factors, related to precarious socio-economic contexts and participation in mobility patterns, influence their educational paths. For that purpose, questionnaires were applied and semi-structured interviews were conducted. According to the results, settling of these families in areas of attraction contributes to a greater permanence and continuity of their children in school. In Mexico, this study is a pioneer in reconstructing the school careers of those who attend up to third grade of junior high school, since the existing ones are focused on elementary education. It was found that a high percentage of students complete junior high school with ideal theoretical careers and that an important determinant for the successful achievement of school careers are family arrangements to remain in one place, so that their sons/daughters complete their basic education.

Keywords : rural migration; agricultural day laborers; basic education; school careers; Sonora; Mexico.

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