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Developing Resources for Multilingual Classes in Belgium

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Presentation by Dr. Orhan Agirdag (University of Leuven) at the Rutu Roundtable on Multilingual Education for Migrant Children in Europe.
The Roundtable was hosted by Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands and was held on 6 November 2015.
More info: http://www.rutufoundation.org/rutu-roundtable-utrecht/

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Developing Resources for Multilingual Classes in Belgium

  1. 1. Developing resources for multilingual classes in Belgium Orhan Agirdag, University of Leuven, Belgium RUTU ROUNDTABLE MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN IN EUROPE 6 NOVEMBER/ UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS 11:35-11:50 / #RutuRT
  2. 2. DEVELOPING RESOURCES FOR MULTILINGUAL CLASSES (IN FLANDERS) Orhan Ağırdağ UvA & KULeuven
  3. 3. Context Flanders (Belgium) 1. Large ethnic inequalities 2. (Dutch) monolingualism in education 3. Bilingual education: small projects
  4. 4. Agirdag (2010) in British Journal of Sociology of Education How is monolingualism imposed in schools ? Benefits of bilingualism unknown Use of ‘other languages’ (e.g. Turkish) • Excluded • Discouraged • Punished Institutional racism: Not all languages are ‘bad’ However: internalized...
  5. 5. Agirdag et al. (2014) in Bilig Does speaking Turkish (frequency) have an effect on: 1- Academic achievement 2- Sense of school belonging Speaking Turkish at home No effect on achievement Speaking Turkish at school No effect on achievement Lower sense of school belonging
  6. 6. Agirdag et al. (2013) in Teachers College Record Teachers have lower expectation of immigrant students Lower expectation due to language issues
  7. 7. Pulinx, Van Avermaet & Agirdag O. (2016) in International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
  8. 8. Pulinx, Van Avermaet & Agirdag O. (2016) in International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
  9. 9. Pulinx, Van Avermaet & Agirdag O. (2016) in International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
  10. 10. Agirdag (2014) in International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism In the US: Incomes of bilingual vs. English only Latino’s Bilingual earn about 3000 $ more than English only In Europe ?
  11. 11. E-Validiv Case Collection School Policy Guide Metrotaal

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