ERIC Number: ED244749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-3
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Culture in a Changing Society: Multicultural Europe by the Year 2000. Colloquy (Strasbourg, France, January 18-20, 1983). The CDCC's Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants."
The 3-day colloquy was held to discuss educational and cultural problems with a view to what European society might be like in the year 2000. Participants divided into three working groups, each focusing on one of three major themes: multicultural Europe in 2000, the role of the school in a changing society, and migrant culture and its educational implications. The first group, stressing the importance of cultural interaction, noted that European migration has resulted in permanent cultural diversity, which will entail adaptation by ethnic minorities and native populations, and which has implications for education and teacher training. While noting the limitations of schools in solving social problems (such as having to teach cultural values and heritage, and also prepare for change), the second group emphasized the role of schools in achieving equal educational and occupational opportunity and in developing intercultural education. The third group stressed the diversity of migrant culture groups and their need to see cultural forms of expression in their interactions with host cultures. For each theme, the report includes an introductory paper produced as a basis for discussion, several papers prepared by outside experts, and the group's final report. The report also includes the conclusions of the Reporter General of the colloquy. (SB)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Contact, Curriculum, Demography, Educational Change, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Immigrants, Migrant Education, Migrants, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Political Issues, Racial Bias, School Role, Social Change, Social Class, Teacher Education, Values
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).