Comparative Study of Immigrant Education

2020 S Semester

Comparative Study of the Immigrant Education

多文化社会と教育

Fumiko Takahashi (D.Phil. in Sociology)

Room: To be confirmed

Objectives of this course:

Students will

Examples of topics for group research:

Integration policy, nationalism, citizenship, gender, social class, multicultural education, parental or educational strategy, language, acculturation, academic achievement, identity

Expected outcomes of this course:

Students will be expected to

Keywords:

Immigrant, education, multicultural society, minority, comparative study, ethnicity

Schedule

Date Topic
1

Guidance

Immigrants and Education

  • Immigrants (definitions, numbers, current issues)
  • Why Education?
2

International Comparison: Possibilities and Limitations

  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
  • Multiculturalism Policy Index, Migrant Integration Policy Index
3

The United States

  • Classic Theory of Assimilation, Segmented Assimilation, “Returned Assimilation”
  • Review of Educational Research Regarding Immigrants: Underachievement of Immigrant Children and Multicultural Education
4

The UK, France and Germany

  • Immigrants from Excolonies, New Immigrants, and Refugees
  • Citizenship and National Identity: Ethnic and Civic
  • Review of Educational Research Regarding Immigrants: Underachievement of Immigrant Children
5

Australia and Canada

  • Multiculturalism and Education
  • Review of Educational Research Regarding Immigrants: Underachievement of Immigrant Children
6

Asian Context (1): Japan and South Korea

  • Review of Educational Research Regarding Immigrants: Underachievement of Immigrant Children
7

Asian Context (2): Singapore, and Taiwan

  • Review of Educational Research Regarding Immigrants: Underachievement of Immigrant Children
8

Review and Discussion: Integration of Immigrants

Kick-off of Group Work

9

Group Work 1

Students will be separated into a few groups depending on desired essay topics. Each group will choose countries on which to focus, conduct a literature review, and perform a comparative analysis. They will present the research outcomes in class.

10

Group Work 2

11

Group Work 3

12

Group Work 4

13

Group Presentations

Summary and Discussion

Notes on Registration

Please attend the guidance on the third week, if you are thinking of taking this course. Students will be expected to read the articles before each class, to take a few quizzes to review the contents discussed during class after each class.

Readings

A reading list will be distributed later in class.

Evaluation

TA

To be announced.

Contact information

please check UTAS or ITC-LMS.

Language

English

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