The WISE Research Series

2017 WISE Research #11

A Multi-Country Study on the Education of Migrant Children

Mobility is an important characteristic of modernity.  It is very important for the researchers and practitioners to understand the needs and challenges of migrant children in various contexts. The country reports included in this project describe the nature and circumstances of migrant children population in seven countries: China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Finland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each country report describes the broad context, education rights, successful initiatives, and makes policy recommendations. The second part analyzes and compares some of the most salient issues in the chapters. Governments have the opportunity to make policy decisions that could support migrant children, making societies more just and prosperous.

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Jialing Han

Dr. Jialing Han
Deputy president of the 21st Century Education Research Institute and director of the Migrant Education and Action Research Center

Mr. Jorge Enrique Delgado
Instructor, department of administrative and policy studies, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Ms Ruth Cheung Judge
Teaching fellow, Department of Geography, UCL

Ms Camilla Nordberg
Senior lecturer, Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki and fellow at the Academy of Finland

Mr. Pichapon Robru
Programme associate, Design for Disasters (D4D)

Ms Xinjian Qi
Doctoral candidate at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and project manager at the International Forum on Education for Rural Transformation

Ms Buraskorn Torut
Lecturer in public policy and management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University

Ms Huynh Thi Ngoe Tuyet
Founder and director of the Center for Research and Consultancy for Development

Ms Wei Tang
Phd doctoral student in social and comparative analysis in education, University of Pittsburgh

Ms Hiromi Uemura
Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Culture and Science in Prefectural University of Hiroshima

Ms Xin Xiang
Phd doctoral student, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and co-founder and member, board of directors, Clover Youth Development Service Center in Guangzhou

This report has been reviewed by

  • Dr. Vivian Louie, Associate Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Program Officer at the William T. Grant Foundation
  • Dr. Silvia Mila Arlini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

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