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Posts tagged with ‘school concentration’

  • Germany: Pedagogical experience in Berlin to better integrate immigrant children

    In the face of repeated violence at the Rutli school located in the poor neighbourhood of Neukölln in Berlin, teachers were asked to close their facility in March 2006 . The mayor responded by gathering on the same site a primary school, a middle school and a high school in order to adapt the teaching to the levels of students. This mix […]
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  • PISA in Focus: When is competiton between schools beneficial?

    Where parents can choose the school that their children attend, socio-economically disadvantaged parents can end up choosing the best school among a more limited set of choices than more affluent parents; as a result, the benefits of school choice may not accrue to the same extent to disadvantaged students as to their more advantaged peers. And if affluent families are more likely to opt out of the neighbourhood school than poorer residents of the same area, competition may increase socio-economic segregation in schools.
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  • Danish school with only bilingual students is likely to be closed

    Tovshøjskolen, a school in the municipality of Aarhus, is Denmark’s only school without native Danish pupils. All 300 students are of immigrant descent and grew up bilingually. Now, both education experts and politicians call for closing the school as they see such high concentrations of ethnic minority pupils as an obstacle to integration and school performance. School concentration in Aarhus […]
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  • Study shows how enrolment policies increase educational inequalities in Ireland

    A recent study by the NUI Galway sheds new light on the situation of the so-called “New Irish” pupils and establishes a link between enrolment practices at Irish schools and the growing achievement gap between native and migrant students. Aim of the study was to assess how factors such as neighbourhood, school and home environment affect educational outcomes of student […]
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