DATES & LOCATIONS

•	11 – 15 March 2019 – Istanbul

• 11 – 15 March 2019 – Istanbul

•	15 – 19 April 2019 Barcelona

• 15 – 19 April 2019 Barcelona

DONE
•	29 April – 03 May 2019 Barcelona

• 29 April – 03 May 2019 Barcelona

DONE
•	13 – 17 May 2019 - Paris

• 13 – 17 May 2019 - Paris

DONE
•	24 – 28 June 2019 - Barcelona

• 24 – 28 June 2019 - Barcelona

DONE
•	04 – 08 November 2019 - Paris

• 04 – 08 November 2019 - Paris

CONFIRMED
•	20 – 24 January 2020 - Barcelona - Paris

• 20 – 24 January 2020 - Barcelona - Paris

•	16 – 20 March 2020 - Brussels

• 16 – 20 March 2020 - Brussels

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CONTENT

INTEGRATION OF IMMIGRANT STUDENTS INTO EDUCATION

This will be an interactive course during which the participants will have a chance to demonstrate, present and give data related to the current situation in their own countries.

The course will mainly focus on:

  • The situation of immigrant students in the education system;
    • Enrolment in type of school,
    • Duration of attending school,
    • Indicators of achievement,
    • School diploma

(the current system of all the participant countries will be mentioned and  evaluated in that part of the course)

  • Explaining underachievement;
    • Conceptual and explanatory approaches,
    • Discrimination as an explanation of educational disadvantage,
  • Raising the opportunities of immigrant children in education;
  • Policies and measures on the societal level;
    • The political and societal definition of the situation
    • Structural policies in the education system,
    • Teachers and preschool educators: roles and training,

(the common definition and policy and the ones in the participant countries will be focused on in order to be clearer .)

  • The single school matters: policies and measures in schools.
    • The teacher-student relationship
    • Organizational adaptations
    • The school and its environment
  • Early education programs and Early childhood programs for language learning in immigrant families

Learning Outcomes:

All the participants will:

  • Learn about different policies used in integration of immigrant students
  • Be aware of the possible problems the immigrants students faced and the possible solutions to these problems
  • Understand the relevance of immigrant students’ achievement and their backgrounds
  • Develop a school policy to integrant immigrant students successfully
  • Be aware of the roles of other skate holders at local, national and international levels
  • Find out the possible ways to prevent the discrimination at schools
  • Find out best ways to create multicultural and peaceful environments at schools

Objectives of the Course:

  • Understanding the different policies related to immigrant students in different education systems
  • Understanding the nature, causes and possible remedies for the educational disadvantages experienced by immigrant students in schools
  • Seeing the relevance of immigrant students’ achievement and socio-economic origin of the country they migrate
  • Realizing the importance of early childhood education and care to adopt the immigrant students to the education system and the society they live in
  • Developing a school policy plan on Integrating immigrant students to the schools
  • Getting aware of the roles of some other skate holders such as NGOs, governors, etc to overcome the obstacles the immigrant students and their families face during the education process
  • Working on the ways to prevent the discrimination at the schools the immigrant students attend
  • Tips for how to develop strategies to improve the educational quality of the school
  • Creating a forum to be linked to the webpage of the course provider in order to share the personal experiences in applying the strategies learnt through the course at their venue.

Methodology:

  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Brainstorming
  • Role playing
  • Case study
  • Developing plans and policies

Target Group

  • Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, policy makers, etc.

Preparation:

Before the course

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate the level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • The participants will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.

Validation

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participants demand.

DAILY PROGRAM:

1st Day:

  • Getting to know each other
  • Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation)
  • Key Issues and Concerns about the course
  • The situation of immigrant students in the education system
  • Explaining underachievement
  • The Current System of All The Participant Countries Will Be Mentioned And Evaluated
    (positive and negative points, recognizing and solving the problems)
  • Understanding the integration, inclusion and importance concepts in multiculturalism education.
  • Understanding multiculturalism
  • Teamwork: understanding the perspective of others in communication.

2nd Day

  • Dealing with cultural differences
  • Desegregation policies and measures
  • Mentoring: actors & methods
  • Best practices, rules, ways etc. for adoption to class
  • How teachers can plan their intercultural curriculum and lesson plans?
  • Importance of intercultural communication
  • Policies and measures at schools
  • The teacher-student relationship
  • The school and its environment
  • Observing classes from Europe which has immigrant student.

3rd Day

  • Crisis-management between students and teachers and
  • teachers and families
  • Early education programs
  • Early childhood programs for language learning in immigrant families
  • Providing supportive and multi-cultural school environment for all students.
  • Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.

4th day

  • The ways of understanding and overcoming emotional and psychological problems of immigrant children
  • Teachers and preschool educators: roles and training,
  • Providing supportive and multi-cultural school environment for all students.
  • Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.

5th day

  • Developing school policies to support peaceful and multicultural classes
  • Overview of the course program
  • Evaluation of the course program
  • Filling the feedback forms
  • Europass Mobility Certificate and Participation Certificate
  • Ceremony of Certification