ERIC Number: ED110231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-25
Reference Count: N/A
Council of Europe Special Experimental Classes for Migrant Workers' Children, Academic Year 1972-73. (Stockholm, Sweden).
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
The study's overriding objective was to map out the situation of immigrant pupils in the Rinkey School in Stockholm, Sweden. Two immigrant classes were selected: a class with 13 pupils of whom 12 were of Turkish origin and one with 7 Finnish pupils. All pupils were between 14 and 16 years of age and were formally enrolled in one of the upper department grades (7-9). Representatives of different functions in the school were divided into 6 categories: (1) headmaster, director of studies, welfare officer, psychologist, and school nurse; (2) recreational assistant; (3) auxiliary teachers; (4) pupils; (5) class superintendents; and (6) preparatory class teachers. These were questioned via interviews whenever feasible and questionnaires when the question was of a character which the informant could not specify. Standardized tests were administered to pupils to assess their achievements. Notwithstanding the "usually" positive and willing-to-work atmosphere which prevails among the Rinkeby School staff, the situation of immigrant pupils was unsatisfactory on various counts. Among these were: (1) the interpersonal relations of immigrant pupils and the school's other pupils were bad; (2) integration of Turkish pupils was the most problematic in comparison to other immigrant pupils; and (3) despite efforts, the school's contact with immigrant parents was defective. (NQ)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Educational Environment, Foreign Nationals, Immigrants, Instructional Improvement, Migrant Education, School Recreational Programs, Secondary Education, Student Adjustment
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: Sweden