A friendly multicultural school

24/05/2021

Dear employees and employees of education, as well as educators and educators involved in the education of children and young people with migration experience, we would like to share with you the publication that was created with you in mind.

You will find models on the basis of which you can create a welcome pack, a glossary of basic words useful at school, information on the work of an intercultural assistant or an e-journal manual. All of this content was developed with distance learning in mind.

 

We encourage you to download and, above all, use in your schools.

This publication was created in response to the need to update the School Integration System model included in the Wielogłos report with the challenges posed by distance learning and the answers to them. Dima, Sofija and Artiom have to learn the new rules of the school. Learn about literature, nature and history in a foreign language. They often struggle with misunderstanding and rejection. All of this is done online. No physical contact with peers, teachers and tutors.

Their parents don't know who to turn to for support. They also do not know how the e-journal works, what is the education system in Polish schools.

Teachers also feel lonely, for whom working with children and youth from abroad is sometimes a novelty, and the school does not offer them training and ready-made recommendations, tested by other institutions.

We invited teachers, a Polish language teacher and an intercultural assistant with pedagogical education to cooperate.

The authors, thanks to their experience - incl. at work at a school at a center for foreigners in the Group or assisting children with migration experience in Warsaw schools - they created a guide consisting of several separate works, analyzes, which together create recommendations aimed at showing the tools necessary to create a friendly multicultural school community.

This work, Friendly multicultural school - how to do it ?, which is another item in the series of publications prepared by the Emic Foundation, is addressed to a wide circle of readers who care about the art of educating people with migration experience.