MINELRES: CfP: Migration - Education - Integration, Toronto, September 21-23, 2006

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Original sender: Rainer Ohliger <rohliger@sowi.hu-berlin.de>

Educating for Migrant Integration - Integrating Migration into
Education: Euro-pean and North American Comparisons

organized by

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of

Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research 

Network Migration in Europe e. V. 

Date: September 21-23, 2006

Location: University of Toronto, Toronto/Canada

Migration and integration have become key social phenomena shaping and
reshap-ing the modern world. Different streams of migration have
contributed considerably to changing (national) populations and
perceptions about immigration, citizenship, and minority incorporation.
One vital area in dealing with the challenges of immigrant in-tegration
is the educational sector. Schools, curricula, educational policies,
teaching materials and public debates centred around questions of
education have thus be-come important and often controversial topics in
immigration societies. The conference Educating for Migrant Integration
- Integrating Migration into Educa-tion: European and North American
Comparisons will address the interrelated ques-tions of immigrant
incorporation and education in a comparative framework, drawing on
European and North American experiences.

The focus may be contemporary or historical (1945 to the present). The
main areas of interest for the conference will be:

- The analysis of educational systems, policies and practices in
immigration societies
- The attention educational systems give to immigration and diversity
- Ways in which education enhances or limits the integration of migrants 
- The adaptation of curricula and textbooks to the needs of immigrant
integration and representation
- Reforms and changes of educational systems and practices to
accommodate to large-scale migration and immigrant incorporation, and
the effects they have had
- The analysis of the successes/failures of immigrants in educational

The workshop is open to scholars in the Humanities and the Social
Sciences in the widest sense (anthropology, education, ethnology,
geography, history, law, political sciences, sociology). Abstracts for
papers will be
considered on a competitive basis. The number of speakers will be
limited to 20 (plus external participants/audience). Half of the places
will be reserved for younger scholars (advanced Ph.D. candidates and
recent post-docs). The organizers will cover expenses for accommodation
and food. Financial support to subsidize travel expenses can be applied
for on an individual basis. Submissions of abstracts (max. of 600 words)
and a short biographical note (not more than two pages) including a list
of (selected) publications
are welcomed until May 15 2006. Papers are supposed to be circulated in
advance and have to be re-ceived by September 7, 2004. Publication of
the papers in an edited volume is in-tended.

For further information see under


or contact rainer.ohliger@web.de. Send your application to the given
email address by May 15, 2006. The selection committee will choose and
notify the participants by beginning of June 2006.

Rainer Ohliger

Netzwerk Migration in Europa e.V.
Limonenstr. 24
12203 Berlin
T.: 030/84109267
Fax: 030/83228236
Email: info@network-migration.de

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