P2T-COMMUNITY: Parent involvement of migrant children

Golas

  • The project aims to provide non-formal education to adult learners, more specifically to migrant/refugee parents.
  • It will empower migrant/refugee parents by identifying, creating and applying tailored methods that help improve these parents’ host country language, digital skills and knowledge of the school and educational system, thereby enabling them to better support their children’s learning, to effectively collaborate with school and to integrate in the local community.
  • These parents will have a better comprehension of the new school and educational system, will be more familiar with what their children are learning and how they can support them. This will allow them to see themselves as active participants in their children’s learning and the new society.
  • To improve the professional knowledge of school staff concerning the challenges of those parents and enhancing their culturally sensitive competencies in order to better support them.

Activities

  • Desktop research about parent involvement of migrant children.
  • 2 international partner meetings.
  • Focus groups with migrant/refugee parents.
  • International round table with teachers for sharing good practices.
  • Transnational training for workshop mentors.
  • A series of co-creative workshops for migrant/refugee parents.

Results

  • A review report that identifies the needs and best practices in the different countries.
  • Online cross-border Community of Practice (CoP) for school professionals and facilitators of the workshops about engaging with migrant parents.
  • A practical handbook and tools with methods, process and good practices for parent involvement of migrant children that will be distributed amongst a broader group of parents, teaching and social professionals.

Impact

  • Increased number of learners who are migrant/REFUGEE parents (within the pilot, we will involve 75 migrant/refugee parents per project country).
    Improvement of language skills and competences of immigrant parents, especially communication in foreign languages, digital competences, learning to learn, cultural expression.
  • Inclusion of migrant/REFUGEE parents in the school environment and wider community
  • Better comprehension of the new school and educational system, will be more familiar with what their children are learning and how they can support them.

Partners

  • VIVES (Belgium, coordinator)
  • IC Geoss
  • OCMW Menen (Belgium)
  • Danilo Dolci (Italy)
  • CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DELLE CULTURE UBUNTU (Italy)
  • Compass4you (Austria)
  • KMOP (Greece)

Project duration between 1. 10. 2022  and 31. 9. 2024, co-funded by the European Union.

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