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  • England: African Caribbean Diversity

    We recognise the links between the underachievement of second generation children in education and the resulting difficulties they had getting into the labour market. In order to tackle this, since 2003 we have been running a Mentoring and Enrichment Programme that aims to close the attainment gap between children with a migrant background and native children, particularly for those of low-income families. Our overarching objective is to improve the social mobility of state-schooled children of African and Caribbean descent through mentoring by City workers.
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  • 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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  • Mentoring: What Can Support Projects Achieve That Schools Cannot?

    This policy brief explores how European policymakers can design mentoring and other educational support projects to be an integral part of the educational landscape, and explains why it is important for them to do so. It highlights examples of successful mentoring experiences that focus on cultivating the hidden talents and potential of children of immigrants, countering prevailing narratives about these children possessing an educational deficit and needing to "catch up" in school. Finally, the brief summarizes current research on the benefits of mentoring and offers recommendations for program development and for policymakers at the EU level.
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  • Mentoring in Education -Stakeholder meeting report

    The final SIRIUS stakeholder meeting on the issue of mentoring took place in association with the final conference of the SUPREME mentoring project on 27 October in the Neth-ER offices in Brussels. The objective of the conference was to: Learn about good practices in the field of preventing early school leaving and youth unemployment; Experience how mentoring binds education and industry on a European level; Explore state of the art mentoring results in European countries; Involve decision makers in order to secure the mentor methodology and the cooperation of industry and education in Europe.
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