• ISSN: 2155-7993
  • Journal of Modern Education Review

Educational Needs of Students With Migrant/Refugee Backgrounds Through Their Teachers’ Views

Caterina Tsiouma

(Hellenic Secondary Education, Greece)

Abstract: Demographic and social changes have caused high rates of migration to Greece the recent years. As a result, Greek mainstream classrooms are characterized by diversity and multilingualism. The present essay explores the educational and learning needs of students with migrant or refugee backgrounds who attend Greek formal education according to teachers’ views. Furthermore, semi-structured interviews have been conducted, in order to explore how children’s needs are identified and if the need analysis, as an urgent mean and helpful tool in the designing and implementation of educational intervention in intercultural school classrooms, is considered by educators. In general, the young generation of philologists in Greek Formal Secondary Education is willing to meet their bilingual learners’ needs, but at the same time, the need for further specialized training of philologists in this field is highlighted. 

Key words: needs, needs analysis, semi-structured interviews, refugee/migrant students

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