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Posts tagged with ‘diversity’

  • SIRIUS Policy Briefs: Recommendations for successful policies on migrant education

    While many countries in Europe have high-quality, well-established education systems, socio-economically disadvantaged communities across the continent suffer from inequality of access and lower-quality education. Children from these groups, including children with a migrant background—those who are immigrants themselves or have immigrant parents—tend to underperform in the classroom compared with their native peers. Children from a migrant background (defined here as from […]
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  • Developing School Capacity for Diversity

    This policy brief uses the concept of professional capacity to frame SIRIUS’s recommendations regarding school quality. It identifies four key areas for improvement: language diversity, the learning environment, social psychology and acculturation, and community connections. To develop expertise in these areas, the brief outlines three strategies for policymakers: build professional learning communities that focus on diversity, build networks of expertise on diversity, and develop teacher training programs dedicated to diversity.
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  • Council of Europe’s Diversity Advantage Challenge looking for examples of good practice by 31 October 2014!

    The Council of Europe promotes a new approach to managin gincreasingly diverse societies based on the concept of DIVERSITY ADVANTAGE. This stands for:  Recognizing that diversity is not a threat – it can bring competitive benefits for businesses, organisations and communities if managed with competence and in the spirit of inclusion;   Embracing diversity is not a gimmick for business/organisation/city branding but a philosophy […]
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  • Teacher Training and Professional Capacity – Stakeholder meeting report

    On Thursday, 5th June 2014, Migration Policy Group hosted a SIRIUS stakeholder meeting on the topic of teacher training and professional capacity. This meeting followed on from a 1 ½ day meeting of migrant teachers where they discussed both important skill sets and policy recommendations on how to better equip teachers for diverse classrooms. The stakeholder meeting brought together these […]
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