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