|7 May 2009||5:00pm - 7:00pm||CRASSH|
A lecture by CRASSH Visiting Fellow Professor Ed Elbers (University of Utrecht) followed by a reception.
Since the murders of Pim Fortuyn in 2002 and Theo van Gogh in 2004 the Netherlands have experienced a period of intense social and political debate on migration and multiculturalism. Cultural diversity in the Netherlands is reflected in schools and classrooms, where, in the big cities, more than 50% of pupils is from migrant families. Schools, teachers and parents have to respond to the challenge to include children from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds into the schools. In the first part of my presentation, I discuss educational policy and the position of migrants in schools in the Netherlands. In the second part, drawing from my research in culturally diverse schools, I present observations in classrooms and show what challenges teachers, parents and children face and how they try to develop new values, practices and pedagogical tools.
This event is free to attend and open to everyone. Registration is not required.
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