Problem

Lack of appropriate education for children of immigrants

Other Names:
Educational retardation of migrant children
Nature:
Belonging to under-privileged socio-economic circumstances, deprived of their traditional cultural support, and in many cases having an inadequate command of the host country's language, the children of immigrants have a disturbing school failure rate.
Incidence:
One report for 1982 cites the degree of failure or backwardness of 60% of the children of immigrants on leaving school to be so serious that they could not be rescued by the educational system.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
18.02.1997 – 00:00 CET