ERIC Number: ED196619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Council of Europe Contribution to the Report on Migrants' Education.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Designed as an information document, this report describes the activities of the Council in facilitating the settlement of migrant workers' children in the compulsory schooling systems of host countries. Experimental classes are discussed in terms of the basic aims of the integration of migrant children through language learning, maintenance of their own language and culture, and solutions of psychological, sociological, and educational problems. School records are examined in terms of their intended function to overcome difficulties in obtaining information on the health and school career of migrant children. A four-year programme for training teachers is outlined, with its aim being to make teachers more aware of the social, psychological, cultural, and educational problems faced by migrants, so as to help children adjust to the new cultural environment without losing contact with their original environment. Action on helping migrants learn the language of the host country is examined by review of experiments being conducted to promote linguistic education and efforts to design the most suitable objectives and methods of language study. Recent recommendations and resolutions are discussed, which stress the continued need for improvement in general and specific areas of migrant education measures. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).