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Integration of immigrants students

Guideline for Policy Makers

It is very important that policy makers define legal frameworks in order that different educational actors, namely schools, may implement strategies to guarantee the successful integration of immigrant students. Those steps may start from what should be the main focus of any policy, the immigrant students, and develop into global and organisational considerations, although no strict chronological order has to be followed. Thus, while step 1 sets out to explore information from the immigrant point of view, step 2 invites policy makers to gain insight about the current major trends in immigrant student integration. Identifying the reasons for immigrant student dropout (steps 3 and 4) will eventually lead to the appropriate methodological framework (step 5) that will allow good planning (step 6) through appropriate approaches and strategies to be implemented (step 7). Step 8 advises on how to develop a multicultural, harmonious and inclusive school environment. Step 9 focuses on the need to monitor and evaluate any policies that are put into practice, while step 10 looks at how policies should take into account the various educational partners.
Here is the list of the 10 steps:
  1. Listening to Immigrants
  2. Current trends
  3. Identifying Reasons for Immigrant Students to Dropout
  4. Predicting School Dropout by Immigrant Students
  5. Conducting Local Self-Assessments
  6. Planning
  7. Approaches and Strategies
  8. School Dynamics that Works
  9. Monitoring and Evaluation
  10. Policy Implications

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20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.