Cultural diversity and inclusiveness. How to ensure that every child belongs?
Author: Pauline Slot, Utrecht University Retrieved from: http://earlyyearsblog.eu/cultural-diversity-and-inclusiveness-how-to-ensure-that-every-child-belongs/ It is Monday morning. The children slowly arrive at the preschool in The Netherlands. Emin and Enes immediately dive into the house corner upon arrival. The girls always meet up and like to play together. They are completely absorbed in their pretend play and speak alternately Turkish and […]Read More
I can always count on her. What migrant parents value in their relationships with the (pre)school.
Author: Melissa Be, Utrecht University Retrieved from: http://earlyyearsblog.eu/i-can-always-count-on-her-what-migrant-parents-value-in-their-relationships-with-the-preschool/ “When I have something on my mind, I just walk to the teacher. Yes, I’ll ask for suggestions like ‘how do I need to do these things at home? Do you have suggestions?’ Yes, I can always count on her.” – Batoul, parent of Dahbi (4 years […]Read More
Making family outreach a priority to tackle social inequalities in Europe
Authors: Sofia Guichard, Gil Nata, & Joana Cadima, University of Porto Ensuring outreach and making it a priority is one of the central recommendations of the recent inventory of proven or potentially effective approaches to family and parenting support in tackling social inequalities, developed by members of the ISOTIS teams from Czech Republic, England, Germany, […]Read More
How do educational achievements relate to socioeconomic and migration background?
Author: Jesper Rözer Achievements in mathematics, science, and literacy skills are related to educational attainment and success on the labor market, resulting, for instance, in more desirable jobs and higher wages later in life. Yet, we know that the education of one’s parents as well as whether one’s parents or oneself is born in the […]Read More
What characterizes promising professional development interventions related to inclusiveness?
Author: Pauline Slot In view of life-long learning there is a lot of attention for on-going and continuous professional development (PD) that can contribute to changing professionals’ competences and behaviour. For the current purpose, professionals include a wide range of practitioners working with children and families, such as teachers, social workers, paraprofessionals and volunteers, in […]Read More