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  1. Item 9 Chair’s summary: Conclusions and Next Steps The 3rdMeeting of the Group of National Experts on the Education of Migrants, Paris , 26-27 October 2009

  2. Conclusions (1) The Group: • Adopted the agenda [EDU/EDPC/MI/A(2009)3/REV2 • Adopted the summary record [EDU/EDPC/MI/M(2008)2 • Noted Update by the Secretariat and Chair of the ad hoc meeting on the outputs: • Country background reports (CBRs) on website www.oecd.org/edu/migration • Country notes (CNs): Norway published; others to be published by 2009 • Handbook for policy makers (title to be revisited) to be published by 2009 • 2 Ad hoc meetings • Noted: • CERI’s work on Teacher Education for Diversity • DELSA’s work on Jobs for Immigrants • ETP’s work on Assessing Progress in Improving Equity • European Commission’s Follow-up of the Green Paper • Council of Europe’s Language of Schooling

  3. Conclusions (2) • Agreed that: • The overall three-chapters structure will NOT be revised; • The overall scope will NOT be revised (i.e. what education policy can do); but • Adding contexts stressing the importance of universal measures and ways in which national policy can have an influence in classroom (e.g. governance, legislation, etc), possibly separate from chapter 1 as “introduction” • Policy suggestions will consider the complex interactions and trade-offs of different policy interventions • More discussion on both universal and targeted measures, paying special attention to the “heterogeneity” of immigrant students be reflected while without making migrant education as a separate track. • An executive summary will be prepared as a short snapshot for ministers and high-level officials • Due to the high political sensitivity, the policy suggestions are presented as ‘options’ rather than ‘recommendations’ • The Secretariat will reflect further on the best title to describe the purpose of the book • and will provide more information or source of information e.g. website address) for policy examples

  4. Conclusions (3) • Agreed that: • Chapter 1 will be revised by: • Adding brief overview of education systems/organisation of classes with a comparative perspective • Clarifying the storylines behind statistical information; statistics alone cannot read easy • Link better ‘policy implications’ from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 and 3. • Chapter 2 and 3 will be revised in light of your comments • Agreed that: • There will be no international conference to mark the closure of the project. • Instead, there will be national seminars country by country for effective dissemination as well as part of the national implementation process.

  5. Action Plan • Next steps Countries • Written comments to the Secretariat by 13 November • Main policy messages to be presented at the EDPC on 25-26 November • Revised draft to be put on OLIS by late November • Final comments on EDG by early December • To be published in December 2009 or January 2010