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2. Community involvement in schools
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ITE Session: Involving refugee parents and communities - Bill Bolloten and Tim Spafford (2009)
This session aims to develop students' understanding of the importance of parental involvement for refugee children's achievement.
REDCo - Religion, Education, Dialogue, Conflict
REDCo is a centre based at Warwick University funded by the European Commission Framework 6 Initiative. The centre targets mainly 14 –16 year olds and how teaching about religion in schools can promote dialogue and reduce conflict.
The Birmingham Religious Education Syllabus, Birmingham City Council (2007)
The approach to teaching determined by the Birmingham syllabus aims to show how religion can shape the lives of individuals and societies.
Living Difference - Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton LEAs, 2006
An Agreed Syllabus comprising learning model, schemes of work, lesson plans and resources for teaching about religion in schools.
Pathways to Learning for New Arrivals- QCA Website
A website from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) that aims to helpteachers respond to the needs of children newly arrived from overseas.
Islamism: Its history and recent critiques - J. Hammond (2008)
Article on the history of Islamism which provides a critique of modern-day interpretations by adherents of this minority within Islam.
Raising the Achievement of Somali Pupils: Challenges and School Responses - Lambeth Research and Statistics Unit (2007)
Report examining the educational experience of Somali children at the end of all key stages in Lambeth schools.
The Integration of Refugee Children: Good Practice in Educational Settings (2007)
National Refugee Integration Forum website guidance published by the Home Office, in partnership with the Department for Education.
Meeting the Needs of Muslim Pupils in State Schools - Muslim Council of Britain (2007)
Report providing information and guidance on the needs of Muslim pupils. Useful reference point for schools, governors and teachers.
School Matters: Refugees in Schools - Teachers TV 2006
30 minute Teachers’ TV programme looking at the problems that refugee children face in Britain and howschools in Birmingham have been responding to the challenges to help children settle in.
Achieving successful home-school links with refugees - J. Rutter (2006)
Report examining home-school links between refugee families and schools, drawing on research about Congolese and Somali refugees.
The Achievement of British Pakistani Learners - RAISE Project (2004)
Report addressing the attainment of Pakistani and Kashmiri heritage and describes factors that can enhance success. Includes ITE activities.
The Educational Needs of Somali Children - M.H. Kahin (1997)
A chapter offering a comprehensive analysis of the experience of Somali children in the education system and suggests ways of addressing their educational needs.
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