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“Immigrant and Minority Children in Public Schools: A European and American comparative discussion”

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
European Union Center at the University of Illinois and the Center for Global Studies with support from Illinois Humanities and the Illinois Speaks grant
Location
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room C
Date
Nov 14, 2016   5:30 pm  
Speaker
Letitia Zwickert, K-12 Educator
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Contact
Kim Rice
E-Mail
kimrice@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-7515
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Event abstract

This event is a community lecture and open discussion addressing:

1. The models integration of immigrant and refugee children in European public schools and the United States;

2. Lessons the United States and Europe can learn from each other about integration of minority children in school;

3. How we can better serve the needs of immigrant and minority children public schools in Champaign County.

Speaker Bio:

As a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar, Letitia Zwickert performed a qualitative comparative case study from January to June of 2016, assessing best practices in education for migrants and minorities in France, Luxembourg and Belgium. Her study tried to answer how education in these countries supports all high school children, regardless of their social or cultural heritage, by looking at best practices at the teacher, administrative, and Ministry levels.

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