Supporting Languages: The Socio-educational Integration of Migrant and Refugee Children and Young People

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Supporting Languages: The Socio-educational Integration of Migrant and Refugee Children and Young People

Recorded in 2021

Contributors

Author: Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin, Jacqui O’Riordan, Reana Maier

Publisher: Wiley Online Library

Date: 2021

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: Research

Availability: Restricted Access

Keywords: Children, Integration, Migrant refugees, Socio-educational, Young People

Recent unprecedented levels of migration, while adding cultural and linguistic diversity, places increased pressure on host countries to develop strategies for effectively integrating new arrivals into society. This article draws on data from IMMERSE which uses participatory and co-creation methodologies with children, parents, educators and policy-makers to examine and develop key indicators of migrant children’s socio-educational integration. It discusses Irish findings related to language and migrant children’s participation and belonging in school, highlighting children’s concerns over the lack of a diverse language culture and low value placed on preserving heritage language in Ireland and across all six EU partner countries.