Conference on Cultural Diversity, Migration and Education

ISOTIS participated in the invited symposium Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom at the conference on Cultural Diversity, Migration and Education, organized in Potsdam, Germany, on August 23rd – 25th.

The aim of the conference was to better understand how cultural diversity and issues related to migration are potential resources that contribute to children’s positive educational experiences and promote school success.

"Home-(pre)school relations in culturally diverse Europe" was the theme addressed by ISOTIS coordinator Paul Leseman (Utrecht University) during the conference. He presented preliminary results of the ISOTIS large-scale interview study among immigrant, Roma and low-income parents in ten European countries.

Preliminary findings indicate that there seems to be a discrepancy between the reality of everyday life experienced by culturally and linguistically diverse families and the reality of public media discourse. Read more