The Improving Migrant Children’s Academic Performance, or IMCAP, project aims to bridge the gap between immigrant parents of school age children and their teachers. As per an OECD study conducted in 2015, academic underperformance is common to most students with an immigrant background, but particularly first-generation immigrant students.
Students with an immigrant background face multiple sources of disadvantage that affect their academic performance and their general well-being. IMCAP thus focuses on improving the academic performance of an immigrant student. It involves 4 Partners in 4 European Countries who will bring their expertise together to create a platform to tackle the education gap and mismatches by strengthening the profiles of educators and teaching professionals.
11/2020 - 10/2022
To prepare teachers of school age children to work in a culturally diverse classroom and actively engage parents of different backgrounds in the education process
To enable immigrant parents to engage more in the school system of the host country
To create a set of tools that will facilitate the academic success of children of immigrant parents through the adults around them
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.