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Makarova, Elena; 't Gilde, Judith; Birman, Dina – Intercultural Education, 2019
The present study is embedded in the contextual approach of acculturation research. It examines teachers' attitudes and behaviors, teachers' expectations as well as their teaching practices as risk and resource factors in minority students' school adjustment. The study applies the method of content analysis and uses a deductively developed and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Minority Group Students, Student Adjustment, Teacher Attitudes
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López-Bech, Laura; Zúñiga, Rodolfo – Intercultural Education, 2017
As new stories from asylum seekers and refugees permeate the reality of European societies today, a whole new set of challenges and opportunities arise for building a common sense of belonging. Spaces for intercultural dialogue become crucial in connecting us all in a way that allows us to discover "the other" through our own process of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Refugees, Sense of Community, Intercultural Programs
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Hemelsoet, Elias – Intercultural Education, 2015
Western European cities are increasingly confronted with Roma immigrants. Societal changes associated with this phenomenon create new challenges for schools. Using a case study, this article sheds light on present practices that shape the right to education for Roma children. Three principal success factors are distinguished: boundary-blurring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Immigrants, Justice
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Driessen, Geert – Intercultural Education, 2015
A review of the empirical literature was conducted to establish the relation between teacher and student ethnicity, and cognitive and noncognitive student outcomes. It was hypothesized that ethnic teacher-student congruence results in more favorable outcomes for especially minority students. A total of 24 quantitative studies focusing on primary…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Teacher Background, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Pasztor, Adel – Intercultural Education, 2008
This paper examines the integration of Turkish labour migrant children in four countries across Europe in terms of their educational performance. By looking at the PISA 2003 (Programme for International Student Assessment) data pertaining to mathematics achievement of 15-year-olds, it explores the effects of ethnicity, gender and family…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Family Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Sercu, Lies – Intercultural Education, 2006
It has now become commonplace to state that foreign language learning should be viewed in an intercultural perspective. The main objective of foreign language education is no longer defined strictly in terms of the acquisition of communicative competence. Teachers are now required to teach intercultural communicative competence. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Schleicher, Andreas – Intercultural Education, 2006
This report examines how immigrant students performed, mainly in mathematics and reading, but also in science and problem-solving skills in the PISA 2003 assessment, both in comparison with native students in their adopted country and relative to other students across all countries covered in the report (the "case countries"). In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, First Generation College Students, Immigrants
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Hermans, Philip – Intercultural Education, 2004
Ogbu's theories relating to the educational achievement of minorities seem to be at odds with the situation of the largest minority groups in Belgium and the Netherlands. Moroccans form a voluntary minority but, after three generations, their children still lag in terms of school results. Ethnographic research among Moroccans in both countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Ethnography, Educational Policy