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ERIC Number: EJ1158163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
The Integration of Refugees into the German Education System: A Stance for Cultural Pluralism and Multicultural Education
Timm, Marco
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, spec iss 2016
This article examines the integration of refugees into the Germany's educational system, focusing on K-12 schooling and Syrian refugees. It criticizes the current approach to integration because the system fails to address the specific needs of refugees and neglects the potential contribution they have to offer in terms of their cultural diversity. The article then advocates in favor of an integration based on cultural pluralism instead of assimilation and explores the benefits of multicultural education. To conclude, it provides recommendations (1) to introduce multiprofessional teams to guide the emotional development of refugee students, (2) to involve Syrian educators in schools to provide language and content instruction in Arabic, and (3) to provide educators with educational practices based on multiculturalism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Syria
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