ERIC Number: ED096054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Denmark. [CME Country Reports].
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
According to an agreement between the parties of the labour market and the Ministry of Labour, the immigration of foreign workers into Denmark takes place on a quota basis and conforms to a series of regulations, including a rule that the foreign worker, prior to departing from his country, must have made contract arrangements for his job. This contract also contains regulations that ensure the foreign worker the same working conditions as those accorded Danes and that obliges the employer to pay expenses for the return trip. The employer is additionally obliged to let the foreign worker have a 40-lesson course in the Danish language and social conditions (during working hours whenever possible). Children of foreign origin are subject to general rules for compulsory education, which include the right to education in the lower primary school (provided that a child stays in the country at least 6 months out of one school year). Foreign teachers who teach in the mother tongue and act as a contact guide between school and home have been employed in some municipalities. Also, the Ministry of Labour has established regulations concerning foreign workers' attendance at vocational instruction courses for labour market and the Ministry of Labour, the immigration workers. Although the Danish educational system has courses for adult general and vocational education, little use is made of them because of linguistic difficulties. (KM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Contracts, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Foreign Workers, Immigrants, International Programs, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Second Language Learning, Vocational Education
Not available separately, see RC 008 093
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
Identifiers - Location: Denmark