ERIC Number: ED215829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Socio-cultural Situation of Migrants and Their Families in Denmark. The Education of Migrant Workers' Children: Dossiers for the Intercultural Training of Teachers.
Based on 35 comprehensive, qualitative interviews with selected Danish teachers, school advisers, education authorities, and Turkish families and school children, this report discusses the problems of socialisation and education due to the religious and cultural differences between Danes and Turkish migrant workers. Demographic data provide information on the housing and occupations of the 10,299 Turkish migrant workers resident in Denmark and the opportunities for vocational training and other studies open to migrant children. The relationship between the Turkish minority and the Danish population is discussed in terms of their differences in physical appearance, dress, religious rituals, cultural behaviour, moral beliefs and standards, sex roles, authority figures, and child rearing practices. A discussion of the situation of the Turkish pupil in the Danish school provides information on the problems encountered by the Turkish pupils regarding language barriers, the instruction, socialisation process, and the attitudes of the Danish students and teachers. The report concludes with some suggested measures to help overcome some of the difficulties encountered by Turkish migrant workers resident in Denmark. (NQA)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Demography, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Intergroup Relations, Migrant Children, Migrant Workers, Parent Child Relationship, Peer Relationship, Religious Differences, Sex Role, Social Environment, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Denmark; Turkey
Note: For related document, see RC 013 332. Paper copy not available due to publisher's choice. Prepared by the School Education Division.