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Immigration into Spain

Evolution and Socio-educational Challenges

Edited By Jordi Garreta-Bochaca

In the last fifty years Spain has experienced major changes regarding population movements and the perception the Spanish have concerning emigration and immigration as well as emigrants and immigrants. In short, in a few years it has gone from emigrating to receiving a significant flow of foreign immigration to again becoming issuers of people to Europe while immigration is still reaching the Spanish borders. All of this has led to growth in Spain’s interest in the study of international migration, its impacts on the origin and destination, designed integration policies and their implementation, as well as international comparisons. The volume presents the evolution of the migration phenomenon, the creation and maintenance of transnational networks, the most relevant factors for exclusion and social integration, the demands and forms of intervention of the social workers who work with persons of foreign origin as well as the institutional response given from social services, the evolution of immigrant students in schools and educational policies on cultural diversity in the Spanish educational system, the development of associations, and other important questions about «Immigration into Spain: Evolution and Socio-educational Challenges».

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School and immigrant origin families



Abstract: Nowadays, the participation of the families is considered a basic element for the educational achievements of the pupils, as well as being and indicator of quality of not only the education but also the school. This chapter presents an approach to the participation of immigrant-origin families in schools in primary education. The basic aim is to analyse how immigrant-origin families participate in schools, what that main impediments to this are and the opportunities and challenges for favouring the participation of the families. Lastly, the chapter ends with some reflections about the participation of immigrant-origin families. Some strategies to favour the construction positive dynamics of relations and participation are outlined.

Keywords: family-school relationship, parental involvement, immigrant families, barriers, actions in the schools

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