INTEGRATING NEWLY ARRIVED MIGRANT STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS NURIA'S LEARNING DIARY

1.1 Challenges & Opportunities Challenges and Opportunities

I strongly agree with Prof. Dr. Hans Anand Pant of the Deutsche Schulakademie. In my opinion, the work required to integrate refugees in our school can be a powerful driver for innovation at schools because if the ecosystem that drives a school is dynamic and creative then talent will follow it.

1.2 Meeting the needs of newly arrived migrant students at school

Because of their mobile lifestyle, migrant students often start school late and leave early. Often, they are retained in one or more grades and fall behind their age peers. I think that economic hardships as well as educational gaps place migrant children at risk to drop out of school before graduation.

1.3 Models of school integration

In my school, our model is the integration. Migrant students attend classes and regular lessons and they have the help of their tutors whose role it is to support the rights of migrant students and act as a solution for bridging gaps between educational institutions and students.

1.4 Organising support within & outside of school

One of the main objectives of the Cultural Center for children in Barcelona (Casals del infants) is to help kids overcome the difficulties they face in adapting to and following the schooling process. They work together with local schools to improve the quality and efficiency of the school process so that children and young people are constantly given ample support. They also work with local businesses and neighbourhood associations in order to make sure that the whole community takes part in the education process.

Some examples of the work that they do includes helping kids with additional language support in Spanish and Catalan, supporting them with their school work and developing their work based and personal development competencies. At the invitation of the schools, they offer regular support sessions to 100 students in the schools themselves.

http://www.sirius-migrationeducation.org/spain-cultural-centre-for-children/

1.5 Example of a community-based project

Another ideas are radio broadcast or cooking workshops, which can be open, friendly experiences resulting in a great sense of community. The workshops can brought students closer together, helped to clear up prejudices and made it possible to see what the school in particular needs to make its integration strategy a success.

1.6 Activity: Preparing a development plan

2.1 Preparing yourself and your class for arrival of newly arrived migrant students

The immigration in my school is very varied and is dominated by the one coming from culturally close areas. In my school, the majority of immigrants come from Latin America (36); Followed by those from the European Union (34) and North Africa (14).

Many fewer are immigrants from non-EU Europe (4), sub-Saharan Africa (4) and China (2).

There are no problems with the language because the majority of the immigrants comes from South America and they already speak the Spanish

2.2. 2.2 Live Webinar: 6th December, 17:30h CET

Webinar: The integration of newly arrived migrants in daily school life

In the webinar on 6th of December, Erika Hummer

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will be talking about how we can prepare our "regular students" for the new situation and how can we create a friendly and positive atmosphere in our class to make the newly arrived migrant students feel welcome and how can we support them.

Regarding my studies, I have a degree in Mathematics and I am computer engineer.

Since 2006, I’m a vocational training teacher of new technologies and currently, I am working for the Spanish Ministry of Education. I have taught new technologies for 10 years to students between 16 and 20 years old. My students were from Spain, South America, East Europe and China.

I try to bring out the best in my students every moment. For this reason, I have to become a more interculturally competent teacher. I hope that it will have a good effect on my teaching skills.

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Regarding my studies, I have a degree in Mathematics and I am computer engineer. Since 2006, I’m a vocational training teacher of new technologies and currently, I am working for the Spanish Ministry of Education. I have taught new technologies for 10 years to students between 16 and 20 years old. My students were from Spain, South America, East Europe and China. I try to bring out the best in my students every moment. For this reason, I have to become a more interculturally competent teacher. I hope that it will have a good effect on my teaching skills. @nuria1253

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