Social Inclusion of Migrants to the Education


Social exclusion of migrants and refugees is still an unfortunate reality in Europe today. Its negative consequences affect in particular all immigrant children. War at Syria and other conflicts at Middle East and Africa lead a migration to Europe. Many European member states have adopted measures to establish more inclusive education systems and to guarantee the right of migrant children. In practice, however, authorities take some measures but teachers have also responsibilities to avoid the social exclusion at schools. Our course aims at raising awareness of teachers and school administrators about how to ensure social inclusion of refugee students. Turkey has a wide experience on social adaptation of migrant students to the education. Course includes practical determination and prevention methods of social exclusion. Course is adaptable according to target groups.


Target Audience

Teachers from all levels (Primary school teachers, secondary school teachers, adult education teachers, VET teachers)

Standard Program

First day:

Migrants in general and the traumas experienced by migrants. Effects of these traumas on children

Psycho-social issues in migration


The second day

Educational needs of children in migration

Problems of immigrant children living in a different mother tongue environment in a different country

Destruction of different cultural environment and post-escape syndrome in children


The third day

Risk of social exclusion for migrant children

Methods of detecting social exclusion

General measures to be taken in order to prevent social exclusion (Information for other children, etc.)

Measures to be taken in case of social exclusion


Fourth day

Problems that arise due to the different curricula of the immigrant child's education curriculum and therefore the past education

Problems arising from the interruption of education by immigrant children


Fifth day:

The risk of having a migrant child in the classroom affects the overall quality of education in the classroom

The immigrant child is prone to violence due to his experiences and this threatens the other part of the class

Methods of coping with external pressures (parents of other students) due to the immigrant student being in the classroom


Note: We organize cultural tours according to the demands of the group.

Note 2: We are flexible on making changes on the program according the demands of the group. This is a standard 1-week course. We can reduce it to 2 days and increase to 2 weeks.