Originally published in 1981. Immigrant children often have significant ethnic, linguistic and cultural differences from children of the host country and require special teaching arrangements. This book is a country-by-country survey of this problem. Each chapter begins by examining the general background to the problem, outlining the nature and extent of immigration in the country in question, and portraying the relationships between immigrant groups and the indigenous population. Each chapter then considers how children’s academic performance, social relations, self-esteem and academic and vocational expectations are affected by their immigrant status, and concludes by describing and analysing the special educational programmes adopted to help immigrant children.
1. Introduction Joti Bhatnagar 2. Education of Immigrants in Australia Ronald Taft and Desmond Cahill 3. Social, Personal and Academic Adjustment of Ethnic Minority Pupils in British Schools Gajendra K. Verma and Kanka Mallick 4. Multiculturalism and Education of Immigrants in Canada Joti Bhatnagar 5. The Education of Immigrant Children in France Martine Charlot 6. The Children of Guest-workers in the Federal Republic of Germany: Maladjustment and its Effects on Academic Performance Schole Raoufi 7. Assimilation v. Integration: Immigrant Absorption in the Israeli Educational System Tamar Horowitz 8. Educating Immigrant Children in the Middle East Arpi Hamalian 9. Unpopular Views on Popular Beliefs about Immigrant Children: Contemporary Practices and Problems in Sweden Lars Henric Ekstrand 10. Contemporary American Policies and Practices in the Education of Immigrant Children Gail P. Kelly
Reissuing works originally published between 1976 and 1997, this collection draws together research and practical guidance on schooling in a multicultural environment. Some of the books explore the issues of education for immigrants; others offer case study insights of the experience of bilingual and ethnic minority pupils; others present solutions for teaching in multiracial schools and for children’s multicultural understanding. This is an excellent resource for teachers and those studying education.