056 Citizenship Education for Non-Citizens

Wednesday, July 12, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:45 PM
Gilbert Scott Building - Room 132 (University of Glasgow)
With more than 250 million international migrants, the topic of immigrant education has become more important and challenging than ever, and nowhere is this more pronounced than in Europe. How states choose to transmit rules for behavior and belonging not only reflect state expectations for immigrants but also national values of the receiving society. This roundtable assembles an interdisciplinary panel of scholars to discuss and answer a series of questions on the politics, psychology, and ethics of immigrant education.  First, what are the political motivations for immigrant education? How do political elites shape course content and practices? Second, what are the psychological effects generated by immigrant education courses on individuals in terms of national and ethnic identification, linked fate, and other socio-psychological outcomes? Can education build national or European identity? Third, what are the normative implications of education and course practices? Are alternative approaches to education better-suited to forwarding liberal-democratic values? Overall, the panel will explore what different methods and philosophies of immigrant education can teach us about the meaning and sustainability of identity in Europe and how these courses are transforming both immigrant and state in the 21st century.
Marc Helbling
Helen Haste , Liav Orgad , Ruth Ditlmann and Ana CorrĂȘa
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