Turkish Migrants and Education Group of National Experts on the Education of Migrants 13-14 October 2008 Paris
The immigration of the Turkish workers to Western European countries startedin the beginning of 1960’s.
Common Qualifications of Turkish Immigrants-1 The first generation Turks: • mostly from rural areas, • with low educational backgrounds, • withoutprofessionalqualifications
CommonQualifications of Turkish Immigrants-2 • Lack of language & communication, • Feeling lonely and insecure, • Willingness to continue their living style, segregated immigrants from therest of the community.
Common Qualifications of Turkish Immigrants-3 • Educational backgrounds, • Living standards, Effecttheir school performance and integration.
Common Qualifications of Turkish Immigrants-4 • Insufficiency of the host country's language competencies, • Difficulties to learn mother-tongue, Lack of communication with in families and with schools Lead migrants to special education
Services Provided by the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) • MoNE has appointed abroad Turkish Language and Culture teachers since 1970’s, to guide students and their parents.
MoNE • Prepares curriculum for Turkish Language and Culture Course, • Signs bilateral negotiations and agreements at the Ministerial level, • Arranges meetings of Education Experts with the countries where Turkish immigrant population is high, • Education oriented visits to Turkey for foreign principals, teachers, • Develops sister school implementations.
SUGGESTIONS-1 • Additional courses, • Mothers have a vital role, • Teachers and multicultural dialogue, • Surveys and analysis on successful migrant students,
SUGGESTIONS-2 • “Successful Migrant Role Models”, • Migrant integration projects, • Expert support from motherlands, • Migrantsadults • courses on language , • vocational courses • “Segregation Schools”
SUGGESTIONS-3 • EU projects and collaboration with homelands, • A specific student mobility program.
Meral HACIPAŞAOĞLU Deputy General Director Ministry of National Education, TURKEY email@example.com