The Role of Teachers in the Successful Integration and Intercultural Education of Migrant Children

Teachers cannot influence international agreements that trigger economic migration or wars that are always raging somewhere. However, they can influence how migrant children are accepted in their classrooms, whether these are children of economic migrants or refugees.

This book presents a unique model of intercultural education, taking into account interculturality as a principle, systemic support, intercultural competence, multiperspective curriculum, and intercultural dialogue, as well as cooperation with migrant parents and with the local community. It can only be realized through the commitment of teachers, pupils, parents, and the local community.

It argues that schools are a product of the social system, political decisions, and relevant legislation that limit the teachers, and explores the inclusion of migrant children in Slovenian education in the 21st century.

Dr Marijanca Ajša Vižintin is a Research Fellow at the Slovenian Migration Institute ZRC SAZU and an Associate Professor at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. As a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Stavanger, Norway, she also participates in the postgraduate international study programme European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR). Her main research and study interests are the inclusion of migrant students, intercultural education, intercultural dialogue, mother tongue(s) of immigrant children, and Slovenian emigration. She has published 30 papers and the book Medkulturna vzgoja in izobraževanje: vključevanje otrok priseljencev (2017).

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ISBN: 1-5275-8780-0

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-8780-9

Release Date: 26th August 2022

Pages: 240

Price: £70.99