August 19th, 2018

// New Report: Key Factors in Well-being of Young Immigrants and Strengthening Diversity

New Report Underlines Key Factors in Shaping Well-being of Young Immigrants and Strengthening Diversity

The recent wave of international migration has reinforced the growing trend in diversity and need to focus on immigrant children’s well-being. A new OECD report, “The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background: Factors that Shape Well-Being,” underlines the significant role education systems, schools and teachers can play in helping immigrant students integrate into their new communities. The report focuses not only on students’ academic achievements but also on “their social, emotional and motivational well-being.” In an interview with CMRubinWorld founder C.M. Rubin, report author Francesca Borgonovi, an analyst at the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, also discusses the important role of an arts and sports education. Borgonovi notes that “providing both arts and sports in schools are critical to support the growing diversity arising from international migration” and that these subjects “can be particularly beneficial for students with learning disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

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Francesca Borgonovi is an analyst in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD where she has been responsible for data analysis and analytical work in the PISA and the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), with a particular focus on gender and socio-economic disparities in academic achievement, and student engagement with and at school.

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