Members of the SIRIUS network – Jana Huttova (Steering Committee member, also Consultant for Open Society Foundation), Guido Walraven (Urban Studies at Inholland University, also coordinator of the Dutch National Knowledge Centre for Mixed Schools), Maurice Crul (VU University Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam and City University New York) and Atika Azougaye (Verikom, Hamburg) – returned from the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) Conference in Toronto. Unfortunately, Liesma Ose (Think&Do Tank “Global Development Institute”, Latvia, also Adviser to Minister of Education and Science on Social Cohesion matters) was not able to attend the conference due to family reasons. A SIRIUS group panel presented an opportunity to discuss the work and results of SIRIUS network over the past years. The panel generated lively discussion within a broader framework of one the Conference main themes – re-visioning education that promotes inclusion, equality and diversity. Presentations of the panel will be available at the SIRIUS website. Presentation and full text on policies and practice related to migrant and minority students’ integration into mainstream education systems in comparative prospect in Baltic States will be also included. The presentation was prepared by Liesma Ose in collaboration with partners from Lithuania and Estonia. The conference was interesting and provided good discussions.
You can download the SIRIUS presentations at the CIES Toronto Conference that took place between 10 and 15 March 2014.
- Improving the Education of Migrant Children and Youth with Migrant Background in Europe: Role of SIRIUS by Jana Huttova
- Segregation and Integration in Education: Learning from European experience? by Guido Walraven
- Integration of students with migrant or minority background in mainstream education. The Baltic case by Liesma Ose
- What can mentors do that teachers can’t? by Atika Azougaye