Given the international relevance of the Portuguese migration policies, this survey investigates the inclusion and integration processes related to secondgeneration immigrants who come from Portuguese-speaking African countries and attend the upper-school in Faro and Setúbal (Portugal). To reach this goal, during the 2009-2010 school-year, we realized a quantitative survey focusing on students’ educational achievement and its influence on teaching-learning processes. For this aim, we administrated a Likert’s scale questionnaire which measures the factors that play an important role in reaching the educational goals. We found that the most relevant and significant factors which contributed to the educational achievement of students were intrinsic: motivation processes and self-esteem.
Keywords: Secondary education, integration processes, motivation processes, selfesteem, second-generation immigrants