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ERIC Number: EJ929445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
School Adjustment Difficulties of Immigrant Children in Greece
Palaiologou, Nektaria
Intercultural Education, v18 n2 p99-110 2007
This paper presents the methodology and main results of a longitudinal study in Greece that explored the learning and psychosocial difficulties of immigrant pupils, as compared with those of their Greek classmates. The "Teacher-Child Rating Scale" (T-CRS) and "Child Rating Scale" (CRS) were used as instruments to measure the school adjustment difficulties of the sample, according to their teachers' ratings. A total number of 3561 scales were selected, and completed in full (by teacher and pupil) for each pupil. The sample of the study consisted of 5th and 6th grade primary school pupils (10-12 years) of Greek-origin families who came from the former Soviet Union (n[subscript 1]=1100). The control group consisted of Greek classmates of the immigrant pupils (n[subscript 2]=713). Also, teacher attitudes towards the effectiveness of current educational policies in Greece for immigrant pupils, as well as the difficulties they face during the teaching process, were explored through semi-structured interviews (n[subscript 3]=165). Immigrant pupils were interviewed to gain a better picture of their attitudes towards the Greek school (n[subscript 4]=260). This paper presents some of the research findings that focus on learning and psychosocial difficulties. Finally, suggestions are offered for Greek educational policies pertaining to immigrant pupils. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece; USSR