Family Learning for Migrants at School
EU-Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for School Education
Coordination: National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (UK)
Duration: October 2017 – September 2019
Many students with a migrant background are blocked by language barrier. Teachers have a large role to play. Many recognize that handling cultural diversity in class is difficult. Large proportions of teachers in several countries feel they need more professional development in the areas of teaching in a multicultural setting. Children in migrant families are key actors in the process of integration, as they broke communication between members of the host community and their own families. While teachers are critical to migrant students´ success in schools, so are their parents.
The aim of MIFAMILY project is to strength the integration of migrant students in Schools and their success in education by providing training, coaching and guidance to migrant parents on Family Learning methods and resources to overcome language barriers and foster active involvement of migrant parents in their children’s education, equipping teachers, school leaders and educators with the necessary skills and innovative tools to support migrant families in the process, strengthening collaboration between schools, families, and other external stakeholders.
To do so, 7 organizations supporting Schools and migrant families from 5 countries (France, Ireland, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom) will work together to lead the project and co-create and test innovative methods and freely accessible OER, including a Training Curriculum (IO1) an Online Platform of OER (IO2) and Guidelines and recommendations (IO3) on Family Learning for Migrants at School.
Project Nº 2017-1-UK01-KA201-036745
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.