The education of migrant workers—Where do we stand?
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The measures adopted by the Council of Europe since its creation have led to actions meant to promote the instruction and education of migrant workers' children, and to facilitate their integration into the compulsory schooling of the host countries, while at the same time preserving their linguistic and cultural heritages.
Since the study carried out by Professor Bilmen, of which large excerpts are published below, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has founded ‘experimental special classes’ which, set up each year under the aegis of the specialized organizations of the Member States, aim to find the most appropriate methods to facilitate integration of migrant workers' children into the school system. Each year an analysis is carried out on the pedagogic and didactic methods used and conclusions are drawn as to their efficiency. The responsible bodies of the Council of Europe have also drawn up a project for a ‘chool record’ intended to furnish the authorities of the host country with the most important information on the achievement of the children of migrant workers during their schooling in their own country.
KeywordsMember State Host Country Cultural Heritage Special Classis School System
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