GWFF and GIE seek to support adolescents with migrant backgrounds

Createdd 2020-11-25 Hit 158


○ Forum cohosted on lives and options of adolescents with migrant backgrounds as a marginalized group
– Program: Opening → Presentations → Discussions → Q&A
○ Live online streaming from 3 PM on November 26; open to public

The Gyeonggido Women & Family Foundation (GWFF) and the Gyeonggi Institute of Education (GIE) will co-host a policy forum on the theme of “lives and options of adolescents with migrant backgrounds as a marginal group” at 3 PM on November 26 to examine the lives of adolescents with migrant backgrounds and discuss means by which to support their well-being.

The forum, hosted by GIE researcher Lee Geun-yeong, will commence with the opening remarks of GWFF President Jeong Jeong-ok and GIE President Lee Su-kwang, followed by a keynote lecture on “Time of global migration: Directions and initiatives of policies for adolescents with migrant backgrounds” by Professor Emeritus Choi Chung-ok (Kyonggi University), the first president of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education.

GWFF researcher Choi Young-mi and GIE researcher Lim Seon-il under Professor Park Kyeong-tae (Sungkonghoe University) will then make presentations on “Life experiences of young adults with migrant backgrounds and measures for their settlement in society” and “Methods to support the academic and working lives of arrivals during adolescence,” respectively.

Finally, Siheung Multicultural Family Support Center President Kang Eun-yi and Sincheon Elementary School Vice Principal Han Kyeong-eun will discuss how to improve education and support programs for adolescents with migrant backgrounds, followed by an open Q&A session in which the audience can freely participate.

This forum will be open to the public via live online streaming in accordance with COVID-19 infection control and prevention protocols. The GWFF will stream the forum via its KakaoTV channel, while the GIE will use its YouTube channel.

GIE President Lee Su-kwang said, “By going over issues related to the school lives of adolescents with migrant backgrounds and their employment, we will have the opportunity to reflect on the cultural diversity of our society.”

GWFF President Jeong Jeong-ok said, “I hope this forum will serve as a meaningful opportunity to analyze the current status of adolescents with migrant backgrounds and determine the most effective means to support them.”