ERIC Number: ED349836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Intercultural Education. A Comparative Study of the Education of Migrant Children in Belgium, England, France, and the Netherlands.
Boos-Nunning, Ursula; And Others
This study, originally published in German in 1983, describes results of a comparative evaluation of Commission of the European Communities projects for migrant children's education in four countries (Belgium, England, France, and the Netherlands). The report begins with a discussion of the European Communities' 1970 directive on the teaching of migrant workers' children, including its background, the debate held about it, the initiation of pilot projects during the debate, and the project methods. Subsequent sections outline, for each of the four country projects, the particular situation of ethnic minority children in the country's school system as a whole and the design of the project to enhance education of migrant children in that country. In each country, the pilot project was implemented in one city. The cities were: Genk (Belgium), Bedford (England), Paris (France), and Leiden (the Netherlands). Next follows a comparative analysis and assessment of the four programs, focusing on two major program aspects: (1) introduction of migrant children to the host country language and culture; and (2) native language instruction. A concluding section discusses the politics of special programs for this population and emphasizes the need for new approaches to the education of ethnic minority children. An extensive bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Comparative Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Native Language Instruction, Program Descriptions, Social Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers: Belgium; Commission of the European Communities; England; France; Netherlands
Note: Translated from the German by David McLintock.