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Practical obstacles and evidence of problems and differential enrollment rates for migrants?

Key Area:
Discrimination, Equality
12/03/2012 - 13:09
Short Answer

A report by the economic and social research institute; ‘Adapting to Diversity: Irish Schools and Newcomer Students,’ found no significant obstacles or differential enrollment rates for migrants in Ireland.

Qualitative Info

Adapting to Diversity: Irish Schools and Newcomer Students:

·         “80% of schools take all students who apply for enrolment. For the 20% which do not, it is because they are over-subscribed and must employ selection procedures, such as requiring an older sibling to be/ have been a student in the school. Such procedures can discriminate against all those who are new to an area, regardless of nationality.”

·        “all children resident in Ireland have a right to free education, regardless of their immigration status”

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Health and social protection, Education, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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