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Education and Immigration: Policy, Leadership and Praxis

Education and Immigration

Project duration: 01.10.2017 - 30.09.2018

Education and Immigration

International research project with participation of TU Dortmund University, Florida Atlantic University (USA) and University of Western Ontario (Canada). This research project focusses at the identification of conditions and aspect that foster the education of refugee students and of students with immigrant background in schools in Germany and Canada.

Project description

The focus of this research project is the investigation of Canadian and German strategies, programs and attitudes of educators regarding the education of refugee students and of students with immigrant background and the support of their families. To this end, schools in two school districts in the southwest of Ontario, Canada and in North Rhine-Westphalia are being investigated.

The data collection includes semi-structured interviews with teachers and school administrators, as well as classroom observations. In addition, documents and statistics prepared by government agencies and NGOs are evaluated.

The benefit of this research project lies in the comparative analysis of inclusion in schools / the support of refugee students and of students with immigrant background in Canada and Germany and the identification of the related conditions of success. These can be used by education policy, school authorities, school administrators and teachers as a basis for improving the education of refugees.

 

Lead researcher

Foto von PD Dr. Michael Pfeifer PD Dr. Michael Pfeifer,


Externe Projektpartnerinnen und -partner:

Florida Atlantic University, USA

  • Prof. Dr. Ira Bogotch (Internationale Projektleitung)
     

University of Western Ontario, Kanada

  • Ass.-Prof. Dr. Brenton Faubert

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Förderer

  • Florida Atlantic University, USA (Sabbatical Research Grant)

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