Interculturality: From the integration of migrant children in the educational system to the intercultural pedagogy, education and communication (examples of good practices of five European countries)

Cultural and Intercultural
Increased population migration in the European Union poses new challenges for most countries. In the educational field itself it is shown as the integration of migrant children in the education system, for which individual countries, including Slovenia, carry out different forms of integrative work. This is exposed in the transition from the integration of migrant children in the educational system to a broader set of policies such as the intercultural pedagogy, intercultural education and intercultural communication, where a diversity of cultures represents an advantage and option for peaceful coexistence between nations. Interculturality opens the door to upgrade the existing educational systems. Here the author summarizes the current practice of some European countries (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Great Britain) at the integration of migrant children in the educational system or in their intercultural education. Examples of good practice can be a challenge to create new forms of interculturality as coexistence, tolerance, respect for difference, diversity and equality.
 
Keywords: migration, integration, interculturality, migrant children, intercultural pedagogy, intercultural education, intercultural communication, European Union, diversity, equality, cooperation.
 
M.Sc. Gabrijela Hauptman