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ERIC Number: ED260856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-27
Pages: 33
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The Function of Home and Parents in an Intercultural Society. The CDCC's Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants."
Opper, Susan
The document presents major themes from a three-day symposium of immigrant and Swedish parents, teachers, teacher trainers, cultural workers, researchers, and government civil servants which explored the function of the home and parents in an intercultural society. The first three sections outline the relationship of the symposium to a pilot project coordinated by the Swedish National Parent-School Association which embraces the themes of the Council of Europe Project No. 7, entitled "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants." Section IV explores the heterogeneous composition of Sweden's population, which increased 45% by immigration from 1944-1976. Section V reviews Sweden's formal and informal immigration policy. Section VI traces the position of immigrants with the National Parent-School Association. The next section addresses parents' questions about bilingualism and multiculturalism. Section VIII summarizes symposium themes into the statement that multiculturalism is an enriching and holistic experience. Section IV considers active bilingualism as an educational objective in Sweden and lists factors challenging the attainment of this goal. Section X describes a videotape, filmed from the perspective of immigrants as they react to linguistic situations. The final section includes the symposium program and list of participants. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Sweden