ERIC Number: ED110229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-25
Council of Europe Experimental Special Classes for Migrant Workers' Children, 1972-73 Academic Year. (Gagny, France).
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
Seventeen Portuguese students, between ages 9 and 15, were enrolled in the experimental special class at the Saint-Exupery Co-educational School (Gagny, France) during the 1972-73 academic year. Objectives of the experiment were to: (1) integrate the pupils more speedily into the educational system and, hence, into French society; and (2) encourage French children to accept children who did not speak their language. Means utilised consisted of combining the foreign pupils with French ones for non-basic subjects and certain gymnastics periods and constant intermingling of the 2 communities. Teaching arrangements included the inclusion of the mother tongue in the time-table and integration of the Portuguese pupils in the school. Results were satisfactory in the case of the girls, who got on well with one another. The results were also satisfactory in the case of the boys of the same age as fourth year pupils, though things went less smoothly than in the case of the girls. The main problem was the older boys, who did not feel at ease in a class of smaller children and whose pride sometimes prevented them from trying to make the progress hoped for. (NQ)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Coeducation, Cross Cultural Training, Educational Experiments, Foreign Nationals, Language Instruction, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, School Desegregation
Not available separately, see RC 008 663
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
Identifiers - Location: France