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Integration of immigrants students

Guideline for Policy Makers


7. Approaches and Strategies


Different strategies, resulting from the previous steps, to best integrate students and uphold the communication between the school and parents.

  1. Do not assume a “one size fits all” approach, taking for granted that all immigrant students, independently of who they are and where they live, have the some standardised problems.
  2. Develop support structures to welcome newly-arrived students in their new school.
  3. Articulate with the school and the educational community in order to help improve the effectiveness of the answers you want to give to immigrant students.
  4. Create a legal framework to teach parents how to work within the school system so they can ensure their children are on the right path to succeed in school. The school must associate parents, as primary educators, recognising them and making them responsible. It is necessary to make information on schools’ performances and projects more understandable for families.
  5. Since a poor knowledge of the language is one of the main factors of school failure, emphasise the learning of the national language from nursery school up and implement specific help from that level for students with communication and language difficulties.
  6. Multiply learning modules of the host country language for parents.

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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.