38 / 2013
Franc Cankar, Olga Dečman Dobrnjič, Tomi Deutsch, Stanka Setnikar Cankar

Education of Migrant Children in an International Primary School Programme: Comparison with a Slovenian Primary School


This paper draws comparisons in the performance of an international and a Slovenian primary school, taking as its case-study a school in Slovenia which runs the two programmes side by side. There are statistically significant differences between the two sets of pupils’ views on the quality of the lessons, the teaching staff and relations with their peers, with both groups identifying a lack of contact and cooperation with pupils from the other programme. There are also several more noticeable differences in the level of knowledge between the two groups, although these differences could not be established as statistically significant. We examine the international school programme, which was positively assessed by the parents of children attending the programme, in somewhat greater depth.

KEY WORDS: international primary school, Slovenian primary school, migrations, quality of education