An investigation on the education policies developed for immigrant students in England

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Fatih Demirel


In this study, it is aimed to reveal how immigrant children and their parents are welcomed on their first visit to a school in England, the education process after the immigrant children start to school, and the activities commited to provide the cooperation between the family and school. In this respect, document analysis was conducted by using national strategy reports prepared by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES); reports prepared by the Ofsted’s inspectors who are responsible for the supervision of the educational institutions; activities and studies proposed by The Bell Foundation Foundation, aimed at raising the achievements of children in learning English as an additional language. In the study, first it is mentioned the history of migration to England and England’s education system then the problem situation of the study was determined. It is mentioned how immigrant students in England are welcomed in the school environment; which practices, ix activities and sample course practices are provided for immigrant students after the beginning of the school; the cooperation between the family and school. Education policies developed in England have been changed in the historical process. In 1960’s and 1970’s, the policies aim the assimilation and adaptation of immigrants, whereas in the 1980’s they took form of multicultural and antiracist policies. By the 1990 and 2000 's, the idea of inclusion was adopted and the policies began to be prepared in this direction.