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The Impact of Migration on Education: Policies, Practices and Trends

Presenter: Daniel Faas

Discussant: Greg Noble

Chair: Denis Byrne


Migration flows impact national education systems with challenges and opportunities linked to inclusion, identity as well as curriculum development. This also begs the question of how to balance cultural, religious and linguistic diversity with social cohesion. Following an introduction into transatlantic theoretical approaches to the study of migration, this seminar compares and contrasts policies and practices in so-called old migration host societies (such as Australia, South Africa, Netherlands, Britain, United States, Canada, Germany, Denmark) as well as so-called new migration host societies (such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Greece, Poland, Ireland, Portugal). Some countries have historically adopted a more monocultural or assimilationist approach whilst others have made multiculturalism or interculturalism part of their public policy framework. Our discussion not only situates the educational responses into broader governmental approaches to migration, but also considers two important policy indices: The Multiculturalism Policy Index and the Migrant Integration Policy Index. Our overarching goal is to examine the main converging and diverging trends to the challenge of migration across societies.


Daniel Faas is Professor in Sociology (full professor) and founding Director of the MSc Comparative Social Change (a joint degree programme with University College Dublin) at Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on identities and integration; comparative curriculum analyses; as well as religion and schooling. He has published widely on these topics in international journals, and is the author of Negotiating Political Identities: Multiethnic Schools and Youth in Europe, London: Routledge. He is an elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, winner of the Trinity Global Engagement Award and recipient of the Provost’s Teaching Award.
More at: http://people.tcd.ie/faasd

Event Details

Date & Time: 07 March 2024 | 11:30am - 1:00pm

Venue: Room: EZ.G.22, Parramatta South Campus

To RSVP, please get in touch with Denise Rezk at d.rezk@westernsydney.edu.au

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