Eurydice Publications – 17 January 2019
New Eurydice Publication :: Integrating Students from Migrant Backgrounds into Schools in Europe: National Policies and Measures
How is the integration of students from migrant backgrounds into schools tackled in Europe? These students continue to lag behind native populations in many areas. They face in particular a number of challenges related to their participation in schools that can affect their learning and development and consequently their integration into the labour market and into society. This report shows how education authorities, across 42 European education systems, promote migrant students’ integration in primary, lower and upper secondary schools in the reference year 2017/18). In Part I, a comparative analysis covering all countries describes the existing policies and measures that impact the way newly arrived migrant students are placed in schools and how schools address their different learning potentials and needs. Part II analyses policies in ten selected education systems along two main dimensions: the way diversity is accommodated and how migrant students’ well-being is addressed.
Looking for the main findings of the Eurydice report ‘Integrating Students from Migrant Backgrounds into Schools in Europe: National Policies and Measure’? This brief is for you! You will find information based on existing top-level regulations and recommendations for the school year 2017/18, gathered by the Eurydice Network in 42 education systems. It is complemented by findings from the academic literature and statistical analyses based on Eurostat, IEA PIRLS 2016 and ICCS 2016 data.