Diversity in the Classroom. How Teachers Can Encourage Good Performance

Study | July 2017
Children and young people from immigrant families continue to be less successful in the German education system than those without a migration background. Not only are the families of origin and the education system called upon to eliminate these differences, the individual teachers also play a role. The Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research and the Expert Council’s Research Unit conducted a joint research project in this area. Three sub-projects looked at to what extent teachers' expectations of performance affected the academic success of children with a migration background and how negative effects can be mitigated. To this end, data from three studies was evaluated and some data was collected under the scope of the project. The cooperation project is funded by the Stiftung Mercator.