It’s not all about academic achievement: supporting the social and emotional needs of migrant worker children

  title={It’s not all about academic achievement: supporting the social and emotional needs of migrant worker children},
  author={Paula Hamilton},
  journal={Pastoral Care in Education},
  pages={173 - 190}
  • P. Hamilton
  • Published 2 May 2013
  • Education
  • Pastoral Care in Education
This article arises out of a 3-year qualitative-interpretive study (January 2008–January 2011) which focused on identifying the experiences of children and parents of Eastern European heritage and their teachers, where migrant children enter primary schools which have previously had limited exposure to cultural and linguistic diversity. This paper examines some of the factors which may impact upon migrant children’s social and emotional well-being, and thus their learning. The study reveals how… 
Fostering effective and sustainable home–school relations with migrant worker parents: a new story to tell?
Current government policy, which calls for closer working relationships with families, together with the escalation of globalised communities places mounting pressure on teachers to take account of
Illuminating the ‘boy problem’ from children's and teachers' perspectives: a pilot study
The apparent educational underperformance of boys has received phenomenal attention worldwide for many years. In the UK, it has led to various government reports and policies aimed at raising boys'
Identity projects in complementary and mainstream schools: the views of Albanian and Bulgarian students in England
This paper contributes to the literature on complementary schools as sites of learning and social and cultural identification. We draw on a small-scale multi-method qualitative study conducted in
The experiences and personality development of Russian-speaking migrant pupils in English primary schools
This thesis explores the experiences and personality development of Russian-speaking migrant pupils in English state-funded primary schools at Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old). Research related to
Going beyond academic support; mental well-being of newly arrived migrant pupils in the Norwegian elementary reception class
  • S. Norozi
  • Education
    Pastoral Care in Education
  • 2019
ABSTRACT This study explores how the reception teacher understands her responsibility to support newly arrived migrant pupils’ mental well-being in her everyday practices. The three interconnected
Engaging Gypsy and Traveller pupils in secondary education in Wales: tensions and dilemmas of addressing difference
Abstract Despite decades of research and policy, we are still some way in the U.K. from ameliorating barriers for Gypsy and Traveller pupils. A complex set of factors exist which influence young
Acculturation preferences of primary school children of Muslim faith from different Arab ethnicities: An exploratory study
This thesis is formed from two papers: a systematic literature review and an empirical research study. The first, a systemic literature review, explores and critically discusses the current research
Responding to student diversity : a study of the experiences of 'foreign-speaking' students in secondary schools in Cyprus
This thesis examines the responses of the educational system of Cyprus to increasing student diversity. The study it reports was set in a sensitive socio-political context, within which the
Participatory story-sharing practices in the early years with Central and Eastern European families in Scotland
ABSTRACT Since 2004 and the enlargement of the EU, increased migration from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to the UK necessitates sustained research on the implications for children,
Hope as a Crucial Factor in Integration Among Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in the USA: A Pilot Project
In 2014, 53,518 unaccompanied immigrant youth, predominantly from Central America, arrived in the USA. By mid-2015, over 12,000 had already arrived (Office of Refugee Resettlement 2015). Despite


Children Bring More to School than Their Backpacks: Starting School Down Under
SUMMARY Children commence schooling with a range of skills that are influenced by their individual dispositions, experiences and backgrounds. They also experience transition in different ways. Poor
Kindergarten education: a study of effective education for young children at risk.
SUMMARY In 1991, a large research project was started concerning the influences of social (home-environment) and within-school determinants upon children's school careers. The subject of this
teachers' perceptions of their relationships with children who speak English as an additional language in early childhood settings
The study investigated ten early childhood teachers' perceptions of their relationships with 120 children (mean age = 4 years 3 months), of whom 41 children spoke English as an additional language
Taking curiosity seriously: the role of awe and wanda in research-based professionalism
Abstract This article offers a rationale for research-based professionalism, especially in the contexts of schooling and teacher education. It also explores some of the problematic contextual issues
Fitting in: The citizenship experience of minority ethnic individuals in a majority white rural secondary school
Over a period of twelve months I have been conducting interviews and focus groups with minority ethnic individuals in the secondary schools of a mainly white rural British county. The purpose of this
The limits of social class in explaining ethnic gaps in educational attainment
This paper reports an analysis of the educational attainment and progress between age 11 and age 14 of over 14,500 students from the nationally representative Longitudinal Study of Young People in
Third culture kids : the experience of growing up among worlds
This book is rich with real-life anecdotes and examines the nature of the TCK kid experience and its effects on maturing, developing a sense of identity, and adjusting to one's "passport country" upon return.
Refugee Children in the UK
The elusiveness of integration: the educational experiences of Congolese refugee children and new visions for refugee children are described.
One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Preschool Educators of Children Learning English As a Second Language
Written expressly for teachers, the new edition of this accessible, highly readable resource moves beyond the basics of child development to describe the natural progression of second-language
Promoting Resilience in the Classroom: A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotional and Cognitive Skills
Acknowledgements. Foreword by Paul Cooper, Series Editor. Chapter 1. Educational Resilience for All. Part 1: A Model for Classroom Practitioners. Chapter 2. Introducing Risk and Resilience in