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Integration of immigrants students

Guideline for Policy Makers


8. School Dynamics that Works


To develop a multicultural, harmonious and inclusive school environment.

  1. Make sure you contribute to the creation of a multicultural inclusive community and school culture.
  2. Stimulate the promotion of interventions that value each and every single immigrant student cultural pattern and heritage. But also emphasise the common heritage and values that bring us together (for example including the principles of diversity and gender equality in school rules and punishing sexist acts and words).
  3. Reinforce the teaching of the immigrants’ mother tongues.
  4. Make sure you develop different initiatives addressed to immigrant students and their families – and involve them in the activities.
  5. Improve communication between the school and parents who do not speak the national language:
    • publishing written information on the school system in the mother tongue of immigrant families,
    • using interpreters during various situations of school life,
    • appointing other school personnel, such as mediators, specifically for the relation between immigrant students and their family on the one hand, and with the school on the other hand.
  6. Give priority to the mobilization and active involvement of headteachers and teachers in adjusting the education to pupils of different ethnic origin.
  7. Integrate relations with families in teacher training (written and oral communication, word choice, deontology and ethics of the teacher in their relations with 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.