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Are there positive initiatives to improve/support poor educational provision for migrant and minority groups?

Key Area:
Discrimination, Equality
12/03/2012 - 18:07
Short Answer

Some examples of positive initiatives regarding education, immigrants and minorities are: The National Action Plan against Poverty and Social Exclusion, 2001-2003 and 2003-2005, which sets the principal education targets for Traveller education, and the ‘Intercultural Education Strategy, 2010- 2015.’

Qualitative Info

‘Intercultural Education Strategy, 2010- 2015’ Aims:

·        “respect the diversity of values, beliefs, languages and traditions in Irish society and is conducted in a spirit of partnership” (Education Act, 1998).

·        Ensure all education providers are assisted with ensuring that inclusion and integration within an intercultural learning environment become the norm.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Health and social protection, Education, Culture, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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