A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his/ her home country due to war or persecution. On the other hand, a migrant is someone who chooses to resettle to another country in search of a better life.
Adaptation to the new society includes four strategies: assimilation, separation, marginalization and integration (Berry, 1997). Refugees and immigrants need to be supported in order to adapt new conditions of countries that they move and to integrate in the new society to create a new life. Otherwise, they cannot become a part of their new community effectively.
Education is one of the dimensions of immigrants’ integration. To prevent marginalization and separation among refugees and immigrants, educational institutions play a crucial role.
The course offers theoretical basis and practices for educators and NGO staff who want to catalyze refugee and immigrant children’ integration.