ERIC Number: EJ1106712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Immigrant and Refugee Students across "Receiving" Nations: To What Extent Can Educators Rely on PISA for Answers?
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v89 n3 p79-84 2016
Massive population shift is a current global reality--especially given some of the latest development on European shores; some are calling it a humanitarian crisis. Although the United States (US) receives a large number of immigrants (documented and not) and about 70,000 refugees each year, it is certainly not the only nation to do so. Industrialized nations that receive migrants through immigration policies are typically referred to as "receiving" nations. The article addresses two main questions: (1) how well immigrant students across 17 receiving industrialized nations are doing according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (otherwise known as PISA), and (2) how are educators, immigrant and refugee parents and students experiencing integration in the school context. The education of immigrant and refugee students is a complex global issue that requires better understanding, collaborative attention, and long-term investment of several stakeholders.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Migrant Children, International Assessment, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Social Integration, Acculturation, Performance Factors, Data Interpretation, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Immigration, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment