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Foreigners, minorities and integrationThe Muslim immigrant experience in Britain and Germany$
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Sarah Hackett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719083174

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719083174.001.0001

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The education sector: the three Rs – race, relations and arithmetic

The education sector: the three Rs – race, relations and arithmetic

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(p.149) 3 The education sector: the three Rs – race, relations and arithmetic
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Foreigners, minorities and integration
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Sarah Hackett

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083174.003.0004

This chapter highlights the manner in which Newcastle and Bremen's local governments addressed the education of ethnic minority children within two very different national immigration frameworks. It exposes the types of policies and measures that both introduced in order to cater for and promote the integration of their respective migrant pupils. It asserts that neither city has witnessed the problems and obstacles that it has often been argued have been present in other British and German cities. The topics discussed include English and German language acquisition, mother-tongue language classes, educational attainment and the dispersal of ethnic minority pupils in schools in both cities.

Keywords:   Education, Education policies, Language acquisition, Mother-tongue languages, Educational attainment, Religious education

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