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Integration of immigrants students

Guideline for Teachers


6. Define learning outcomes


Adapting the lesson content and rhythm might help immigrant students succeed.

  1. Be attentive to your impact as teacher: time and learning rhythm management, the effects of teacher’s expectations (a teacher will be more effective when convinced that the students can progress), a realist vision of the students’ level and keeping a certain level of expectancies, relations, emotional skills … All these effects produced by the teachers have a significant impact on students’ success.
  2. Take the historical dimension into account: learn about the history of migrations (see the “Routes portal” in the references).
  3. Recognise and value the mother tongues of immigrant students and create room for them.
  4. In curricula, make links with the immigrant students’ original cultures. Use narration, tales, and the filmography of their countries of origin.
  5. Base your approach and materials on the immigrant students’ families, in a co-educational approach for success (see “ATD Quart Monde” in the references).
  6. Understand what makes sense for the immigrant students in your class individually and collectively and define learning outcomes accordingly.
  7. It may make sense to work on gender equality with some immigrant students.
  8. Coordinate with after school mentoring programs and programs for parent cooperation.

Training Sources From the School Safety Net Portal

Success Stories From the School Safety Net Portal

Online Manuals From the Routes Portal

  • On Line Manual on the History of Migration
    Addressed to secondary schools teachers and students, analyzing the main aspects of the migration issue: history, the point of view of migrants, the point of view of natives who are in contact with immigrants, best practices.


  • Cities of migration
    Exemplary implementation of the National Diversity Plan in Sweden - Integration through education.
  • ATD Quart Monde
    Croisement des savoirs et des pratiques.

Publications From the School Safety Net Portal

  • Melting classes
    The book proposes a five-step path in the country of interculturality.

Other Sources From the Routes Portal




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.