Edition 203 - March 2018

OECD report: The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background

OECD, The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background - Factors that Shape Well-being, 298 pages, ISBN: 9789264292093 (PDF)

On 19 March the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a new report on the inclusion of immigrant students in the European education system. According to the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), almost one in four 15-year-old students in OECD countries reported that they were either foreign-born or had at least one foreign-born parent. Between 2003 and 2015, the share of students who had either migrated or who had a parent who had migrated across international borders grew by six percentage points, on average across OECD countries. 

The report reveals some of the difficulties students with an immigrant background encounter and where they receive the support they need. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the risk and protective factors that can undermine or promote the resilience of immigrant students. It explores the role that education systems, schools and teachers can play in helping these students integrate into their communities, overcome adversity, and build their academic, social, emotional and motivational resilience.

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