Recognising the 12%; Migrant trajectories through the Education System 

There has been a dramatic increase in the proportion of migrants in Irish society in a very short period of time. Today, 12% of students in the Irish education system come from diverse backgrounds. This year's Forum explored:

  • How migrants are faring in the Irish education system 
  • To what extent has the education system adapted to cater for migrants? Is the curriculum adjusting to their needs?
  • Is the education system culturally responsive?
  • How are practioners are dealing with this live issue
  • What can we learn from the experiences of other countries?

Speaker Presentations

Forum Report

Migrant Trajectories in Education - Maynooth Education Forum Report - Jun 2017  

Maynooth Education Forum in the media

  • Curriculum must not be just for 'white Irish' only, expert warns - link to Irish Independent article here
  • Migrant pupils falling behind at reading, research shows - link to Irish Times article here
  • Calls for more school supports as survey shows migrant children lag behind in reading - link to Irish Independent article here