On May 17, the kick-off event of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the National Action Plan on Integration (NAP-I) took place in Berlin. It is the aim of the Federal Government to adapt the National Action Plan on Integration to the current challenges and to further develop and strengthen existing support services for people with a migrant background. The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) contributed its expertise with the project “Refugees in the German Educational System (ReGES)”.
At the conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Toronto at the beginning of April, the team of the LIfBi refugee study “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System” presented their research design as well as first findings on the school integration of refugees. The project group also addressed different conditions for the integration of refugees and the use of care facilities for families with preschool children. “Many are concerned with questions about the opportunities of young refugees in their transition to vocational training. We will be able to answer these and other questions with ReGES in the coming years,” says Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Head of the study financed by the German Ministry for Education and Research. In addition, first findings on German-language proficiency of young refugees were discussed during an international session organized by the liaison office “International Cooperation in Education” (ice).
The 2019 Educational Research Conference “Educational worlds of the future” took place in Berlin from March 12 to 13. On this occasion, questions that are relevant to society were extensively discussed among representatives of various institutions from the education sector, while projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) had the chance to present their work to a broad audience.
In November 2018, the research team published first results of the study "ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System" on the integration of refugees in Germany.
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