Multiculturalism: Teacher’s Role in the Integration Process of Immigrant Children
Erasmus+ course summary
Though migration is not a new phenomenon, it is getting more and more relevant in our lives. Integration and multiculturalism are one of the most important elements for creating a diverse and open society. If we want to live in multi-cultural societies, it is important to teach our children how to be open-minded, tolerant and how to accept diversity. Kindergartens and schools need to cooperate in two different processes, in integrating immigrant children into educational system and society and in ensuring intercultural environment to successfully run the educational process in globalised environment. Strengthening values of multiculturalism and diversity can meaningfully contribute to a personal development of all children (not only immigrant), their parents and teachers.
"I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls." – Malala
Ljubljana, 14 - 19 Nov - Confirmed.
Understand the cultural backpack.
Multicultural education aims to improve the learning and success of all students by taking their diversity into account.
Training usually takes place between 9:00 am and 14:00 pm, followed by after-class activities, that are optional.
We start off with an introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements and presentation of the participants and timetable. The participants are encouraged to express their expectations, needs and wishes regarding the content of the programme and learning methods. *
Sharing the multi-cultural experiences and good practices in the field of integration of immigrant children into educational system, understanding cultural backpack: becoming aware of cultural patterns and experiential workshop: understanding the perspective of others in communication.
Awareness of the emotional and psychological distress of immigrant children in the process of integration into a new environment. Responding to the needs of immigrant children and providing help and support for them and their families. Presentation of "The successful integration of immigrant children" programme.
Full day study visit to a Slovenian school that is an example of good practice in encouraging multiculturalism and integration of immigrant children into the educational system.
Presentation of guidelines for integration of immigrant children.
Inclusive pedagogy: understanding the concept, it’s functioning, obstacles and benefits.
Tools and exercises for integration of immigrant children into educational activities at the level of classroom and school. Cooperation between teachers and local community (NGOs, institutions, associations...) in strengthening children’s talents and potentials.
Empowering immigrant children to become active participants in their school and local environment.
Providing supportive and multi-cultural school environment for successful integration of immigrant children.
Evaluation and farewell.
Documentation and certificates of attendance.
* Some changes in the programme are possible - the content of the course is always adapted to the participants previous knowledge, expectations and requirements.
The participants receive the Informational Booklet a few weeks prior to the start of the course.