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Integration of immigrants students

Guideline for Head Teachers


1. Current trends


  1. A large part of school dropout is due to the immigrant students’ integration problem – that is a challenge to be addressed as a top priority by our educational policies.
  2. Our schools are more and more multicultural and diversity is clearly a key for future sustainability.
  3. Yet, most schools do not have a clear strategy to integrate immigrant students and there is an urgent need for this handicap to be overcome.
  4. Successful adaptations among immigrant students appear to be linked to the quality of the relationships that they forge in their school settings which renders critical the role of the school leader, the headteacher.
  5. There is a consensus that schools should welcome and orient newcomers, enhance language skills of those with limited proficiency, and connect families with neighbourhood services as much as feasible.

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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.