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Migrant Children, Schools and Language in the Global South
22 May
22. May 2019
»mittwochs um vier«: Vortragsreihe des Projekts LeibnizWerkstatt zu Sprache, Migration und Vielfalt

Migrant Children, Schools and Language in the Global South

Much of the recent literature on migration in Africa has focused on the complex and coercive cosmopolitan strategies that emerge in newly-urbanised contexts with limited state infrastructure or integration strategies. Less attention has been paid to migrant children and their experiences and strategies of inclusion and exclusion. Focusing on South Africa, this presentation will show how the national compact achieved in 1994 created a set of language policies that, while inclusive of South African citizens, in practice exclude migrant children with different linguistic backgrounds. However, the resilience of migrant children in such contexts is also supported by research that demonstrates their achievement-orientation in poor contexts. This presentation will explore the multi-faceted educational and linguistic policies and practices related to migrant children in South Africa, developed at both official level and by migrant solidarity organisations.

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Linda Chisholm (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Linda Chisholm is a Professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research has focused on the historical and comparative dimensions of education policy, curriculum and gender in South Africa.

Organiser

  • Projekt LeibnizWerkstatt
  • Leibniz School of Education & Deutsches Seminar

Date

22. May 2019
16:00 o'clock - 18:00 o'clock

Public contact

Frau Radhika Natarajan
Leibniz School of Education
Lange Laube 32
30159 Hannover
radhika.natarajan@lehrerbildung.uni-hannover.de

Location

Conti Hochhaus
Building: 1502
Room: 103
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
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