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Miquel Àngel Essomba

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Miquel Àngel Essomba

Miquel Àngel Essomba Gelabert is a Prof. Dr. at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is also the Director of the research team ERDISC (research on diversity and inclusion within complex societies) and the Director of the Chair on Community Education at UAB.

He was Visiting Research Fellow at the London Metropolitan University and has given courses and lectures in universities across Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. He was the Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Center for Catalonia as well as President of the Linguapax Institute. He is the general coordinator of the SIRIUS European Policy Network on the education of children and young people with a migrant background.

Dr. Essomba has published more than 100 scientific documents in several languages. Two of his latest works are "Diversity of contexts, unity of purposes: Preparing for successful school achievement by those children and youngsters in Europe from migrant backgrounds," which was published in the journal Citizenship Teaching & Learning in 2014; and "Políticas de escolarización del alumnado de origen extranjero en el estado español hoy, Análisis y propuestas," published in the journal Revista Electrónica Interuniversitaria de Formación del Profesorado in 2014.

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Policy Briefs
November 2014
It is crucial for children of migrant background in Europe to become proficient in their host country's main language of instruction. This MPI Europe policy brief provides key points and good practice examples on what comprehensive language support in Europe might look like.
Policy Briefs
November 2014
Whilst many European countries have well-established education systems, children with a migrant background are disproportionately among the underperformers and face a number of critical education needs that mainstream education policy does not currently meet. This policy brief prepared for the SIRIUS Network provides an overview of how education policies can be improved for children of migrant background.