Everyone is invited to the public lecture of Dr. Daniel Faas, Associate Professor of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin and Visiting Professor, UP Diliman, titled “The Migration Challenge: Comparative Educational Perspectives in Europe”, to be held on 25 January 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Palma Hall 207 (CSSP Audiovisual Room).
This lecture focuses on the educational challenges arising from migration-related cultural and religious diversity, and resulting governmental responses particularly in education. The most important forms of migration that have shaped post-war Europe are colonial migration, ‘guest worker’ migration, repatriation of co-ethnic minorities in their country of origin, illegal immigration, circular and temporary migration and new forms of intra-European mobility. The question of the reception of and reaction to the political and educational changes evoked through immigration is central. Starting at EU level, the talk compares and contrasts trends in so-called old immigration host societies (such as Germany and the United Kingdom) and new immigration host societies (such as Ireland and Greece). Each of these countries has its own distinct migration history, ethnic make-up and philosophies of responding to the presence of newcomers. Schools have a critical role to play in facilitating integration and bonding together diverse communities, and this lecture also examines some of the strategies schools adopt.
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