OECD Reviews of Migrant Education

2077-6829 (online)
2077-6802 (print)
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This series of reviews, some on specific countries and some on specific issues related to migrant education, examine best practices and make recommendations.

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OECD Reviews of Migrant Education: Netherlands 2010

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Claire Shewbridge, Moonhee Kim, Gregory Wurzburg, Gaby Hostens
21 Apr 2010
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International evidence shows marked average performance differences at age 15 between immigrant students and native Dutch students. National evidence reveals that the greatest challenges are for students with non-Western immigrant background. The Netherlands emphasises universal policies to improve education for disadvantaged students, with few policies targeting immigrant students specifically. There is scope to raise the quality of under-performing schools and enhance immigrant families’ means to exercise school choice; strengthen the use of monitoring and evaluation practices within schools; support efforts to promote the enrolment of young children with non-Western immigrant background in high quality preschool and early childhood education; prioritise the recruitment of high quality teachers to schools in disadvantaged areas; prioritise educational and career support to students in vocational programmes; and enhance immigrant parent participation in official school/parent partnerships.

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