ERIC Number: ED424365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Home-School Liaison. Learning To Live in a Multi-Cultural Society. Final Report of a Series of Workshops Sponsored by the European Commission in 1994.
National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).; German Adult Education Association, Bonn (Germany). Inst. for International Cooperation.
This report addresses the interface between school and home and how this relationship needs to be addressed sensitively and effectively. Part 1 discusses how adult education strategies aimed at parents of children suffering discrimination and at those exerting prejudices through mechanisms of socialization of these children could play a crucial role in overcoming xenophobia and intolerance and emphasizes the school's role as the forum for socialization. Part 2 addresses contextual factors affecting the home-school interface and a triple jeopardy of social, economic, and political marginalization being passed on to successive generations in the minority ethnic and migrant communities. It recommends a "Learning to Live in a Multicultural Society: Adult Education and Training Network." The aim of this network would be to help participants adapt good practice to their local circumstances and to develop policy recommendations. Next, a strategic framework for action with three strands: strategies for organizational change and development; strategies to achieve equality of opportunity for individuals from minority ethnic communities; and community development/capacity building is presented. Part 3 offers European perspectives and case studies on home-school liaison from the United Kingdom, France, and Germany to show the fundamental structural differences. Case studies are also provided for the Pontian Greeks and Tuscany. Part 4 lists ideas to develop good practice in home-school liaison and training ideas for improving home-school liaison. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Migrant Education, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Racial Discrimination, Role of Education, Social Integration, Socialization
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).; German Adult Education Association, Bonn (Germany). Inst. for International Cooperation.
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; United Kingdom