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Adapting to Diversity: Irish schools and newcomer students (Primary and Second Level School Principals, 2009)

Creator:

Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Subject Keywords: School experiences
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Data
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Funded by the Department of Education and Science (now the Department of Education and Skills), and conducted by the Economic and Social Research Institute, this study represents the first large-scale national research conducted on school experiences regarding provision for newcomer students. It draws on a national survey of primary and second-level school principals, complementing this information with detailed case-studies of schools with varying proportions of newcomers.

The main objectives of the study are:

  • To analyse the distribution of newcomers across schools and the characteristics of schools with different proportions of newcomers;
  • To document the current mode of provision for language support, the perceived language needs of newcomer students, and the issues involved in addressing their needs;
  • To examine the perceived suitability of the existing curriculum and teaching materials for educating a diverse student population;
  • To document the social supports put in place by schools for newcomers and the perceived adequacy of such supports in fostering social integration;
  • To examine the implications of the study findings for future policy development.

Date:

01/11/2013

Rights: © Government of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). (2013) Adapting to Diversity: Irish schools and newcomer students (Primary and Second Level School Principals, 2009) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/641061 [Accessed: 13th November 2019].

  

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