As part of the IMCAP (Improving Migrant Children’s Academic Performance) project involving the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Cyprus and Spain, this cultural handbook for migrant parents has been developed to help address the problems you may have in helping your child integrate into the host country and succeed academically.
IMCAP – Improving Migrant Children’s Academic Performance is 24-monthErasmus+ KA2 Project (Project number: 2020-1-UK01-KA201-079210) that started in November 2020. The IMCAP project aims to improve the migrant students’ academic performance. Partners from four European Countries bring their expertise together to create a platform to tackle the education gap and mismatches by strengthening the profiles of educators. IMCAP’s goal is to narrow the educational achievement gap between migrant and non-migrant peers by targeting key stakeholders and assisting them with tools; a cultural handbook, a capacity-building booklet, and an online networking platform. Read the complete press release here
We are happy to announce that our Capacity Building Booklet for Teachers is now available. Discover best practices for engaging migrant students and their parents in your country.
New EU-funded Project “Improving Migrant Childrens’ Academic Performance” Aims to Support Migrant Children in our Classrooms
According to the 2015 OECD study “Review of Migrant Education,” there is a huge gap between migrant and native students in terms of academic performance. Moreover, the difference is more visible among first-generation immigrant students. The study shows that 51% of first-generation immigrant students failed to reach baseline levels of academic proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science in 2015, compared to 28% of students without an immigrant background. In the long term, these differences cause discrepancies among society and negatively affect the economy and prosperity at large. The transition into a new country can be challenging for adults; however, this situation must be even harder for children who have had to leave their home and move to a country where they can’t speak the language, or who feel like outcasts because they don’t have the same culture as their classmates. So, how can we support these children to bride the…