From an inclusion perspective, all children of diverse backgrounds have a right to quality education. In the classroom, a key source of diversity is culture and migration. In Germany, however, understanding cultural and migration-based diversity in schools has been an understudied area (Faas, 2008). This is problematic, as children and youth of migrant and refugee background comprise an increasing proportion of the population in Germany and worldwide. Clearly, the success of these children in education, work, and society is crucial not only for them as individuals, but for society as a whole (Masten, Liebkind, & Hernandez, 2012). In this article we highlight what is known about children of refugee background, then give concrete recommendations how we can help facilitate their adaptation to school. We also provide references for further information and teaching material about refugees, migration and the school context in Germany and especially Brandenburg.
|Media of output||Online|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2015|