ERIC Number: ED194269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Factors Which Influence the Integration of Migrants' Children into Pre-School Education in France.
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.
Problems with assimilating foreign students into the French school system are addressed by examining some of the variables which are considered in dealing with nursery school age (2-6 years) migrant children. An explanation is given of the pre-school provisions for migrants and the general national policy of accepting them into the nursery schools in an effort to facilitate their integration into the French culture, while at the same time, trying to preserve their own cultural identities. Specific problems are discussed in the areas of discrimination, personnel, teaching methods, material environments, and communication with parents. Psycho-Pedagogic Aid Groups (groups of school psychologists and re-educators) are discussed in terms of their effectiveness in detecting and dealing with various handicaps which influence the development of the pre-school migrant children and their adaptation to school life. The existing lack of co-ordination between social services available to migrants is seen as a problem which should be addressed through cooperation of total communities and school systems. A list is included of five experiments which have concerned nursery school problems. (JD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Child Development Specialists, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Integration Readiness, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Nursery Schools, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Teacher Behavior
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.
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