ERIC Number: ED215828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Training of Teachers of the Children of Migrant Workers: Cultural Values and Education in a Multi-cultural Society. Report of the European Teachers' Seminar (13th, Donaueschingen, Federal Republic of Germany, 19-24 October 1981).
Nielsen, Jorgen S., Comp.
Summaries of seven reports presented at the teachers' seminar focus on teacher training for a multi-cultural society, with an emphasis on Muslim migrant children. Three papers discuss the general circumstances of Muslim immigrants in Europe, the implications for educational practice and structures, a Muslim view of the problems faced by Muslim children growing up in Europe, Muslim expectations of an adequate Islamic instruction, and responses of education authorities and institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). Summarizing the discussions and recommendations of four working groups, the remaining reports briefly discuss teacher training and the educational difficulties and opportunities of migrant children in Norway, United Kingdom, and the FRG; educational provisions for migrants in the FRG, United Kingdom, France, and Sweden; problems of multiple deprivation in inner city areas; and seven problems, the solution of which is necessary for creating a healthy educational programme for migrant children, and their implications for teacher training (lack of sensitivity, communication difficulties, teachers' lack of information, religion, classroom materials, lack of support structures, and curriculum). Seven major issues which have caused concern among Muslim parents and community leaders (role conflicts, language, co-education, religious education in school, sex education, dress and food) are discussed. (NQA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: France; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom; West Germany