Friday – November 29

Friday – Programme

08.45 – 09.30 hrs  Welcome and registration
Plenary Opening Session
09.30 – 10.30 hrsReversing Underachievement: Whole School Instructional Strategies for
Equity and Inclusion
Jim Cummins – University of Toronto
10.30 – 11.00 hrs  Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 hrsParallel Keynotes – Round 4
4A. New educational arrangements

Daily transitions between school and out-of school contexts: the role of
interest and educational partnerships
Sanne Akkerman – Utrecht University, The Netherlands

4B. Multilingual/cultural development

Diversity in education. A problem or an asset for learning?
Piet van Avermaet – Universiteit Gent, België

4C. Family support programs

Promising approaches to support families in giving children the best possible start
to their life
Yvonne Anders – Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, Germany

12.00 – 13.00 hrs  Lunch break
13.00 – 14.30 hrsSymposia & Interactive workshops – Round 5
5A. Parent-school partnerships in superdiverse contexts

Parent-preschool Partnerships for Turkish and Maghrebian Families in
Europe: Associations with Parent, Family, and Society Characteristics
Ryanne Francot – University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Katharina Ereky-Stevens
 – University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Martine Broekhuizen – University of Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Paul Leseman & ISOTIS research team – University of Utrecht,
The Netherlands

The Nature of Parent-Professional Relationships in Six European
Countries: What Contextual and Teacher Characteristics Contribute to a
Good Relationship with Immigrant and low-SES Parents
Pauline Slot – University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Barriers and facilitators for partnerships between parents
with immigrant backgrounds and staff in ECEC – A review based on
empirical research.
Helga Norheim & Thomas Moser – USN Norway
Het belang van tweezijdige communicatie voor sterke samenwerkingsrelaties
tussen ouders en leerkrachten in het primair onderwijs
Hélène Leenders – Fontys, The Netherlands
5B. Interventions to improve the intercultural class and school climate

AÇEV’s Preschool Education Programme implemented as part of its Summer
Preschools Programme with disadvantaged local and Syrian children in the
underprivileged Southeast Region of Turkey
Seyma Erdogan, ACEV, Istanbul, Turkey
Ayca Alayli, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands (representing ACEV)

Early interventions tackling inequalities experienced by immigrant,
low-income,and Roma children in 8 European countries: A critical overview
Carla Silva – Rita Guerra – Ricardo Rodrigues – Luísa Ribeiro – ISCTE Portugal
Giulia Pastori – University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
Paul Leseman & the ISOTIS research team – University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Taalversterkers tussen school en thuis
Merlijn Slothouber, Taal doet meer
The peaceable school. Critical building blocks for democratic citizenship
Christel Eijkholt, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Melissa Be, CED Groep
5C. The case of immigrants in Europe

Turkish and Maghrebian immigrant families in England, France, Germany, Italy,
the Netherlands and Norway. Experiences of inter-cultural contact, discrimination, and
well-being and attitudes towards multicultural and multilingual education
Martine Broekhuizen – Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Inclusive and exclusive language use in German (pre)schools. Perspectives and
experiences of Turkish mothers.
Hande Erdem-Möbius – Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
“Don’t give me a fish but teach me how to fish”: empowerment of parents
Soha Shat – ‘It’s My Child’ Foundation
5D.Experiences of ICT-enhanced parent interventions aimed at
families with young children in linguistically diverse contexts

Langaroo: An online platform to play with language together to
improve skills in one or more languages
Anne Heinsbroek & Femke Reijnen – VoorleesExpress, Nederland

The ISOTIS VLE: Supporting beliefs into the value of heritage language and multi-lingual
competencies and family language practices that make good use of
family language resources at home
Katharina Ereky-Stevens, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
14.30 – 15.00 hrs  Coffee break
15.00 – 16.30 hrsSymposia & Interactive workshops – Round 6
6A. Integrated child centers for 0-12 year olds – opportunities and risks

The story of St. Stephen’s Child Centre in Newham,
London – explaining its success.
Jacqueline Barnes – University of Oxford, UK, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Collaborating with primary schools in a large urban area with a high
degree of segregation and polarization – the need for a shared mission.
Karen Strengers – DAK Child Centers, The Hague, The Netherlands
Market dynamics and public governance in hybrid systems
for child care and education: the role of values.
Willeke van der Werf – Utrecht University, the Netherlands 
Paul Leseman – Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Pauline Slot – Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Patrick Kenis – Tilburg University, the Netherlands
6B. Intercultural Professional Development (via a Virtual Learning Environment)

Potential – power to teach all: professional development of teachers to
create inclusive classes
Inge Van de Putte & Wendelien Vantieghem – UGent, Belgium

Innovative approach to continuing professional development.
Findings from the case study in the Łódź creche network in Poland.
Olga Wysłowska & Kamila Wichrowska – University of Warsaw, Poland
Professional development and the ISOTIS VLE: building a community
of learners to foster professionals’ intercultural competences
Gil Nata – Porto University, Portugal
Pauline Slot – Utrecht University, the Netherlands
6C. Identities and discrimination: overcoming stigmatization of being
disadvantaged in fragmented European societies

Introduction- Mothers’ identities – overcoming life challenges for the sake of their
Lyudmila Nurse, Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK

The identities of the Polish mother: social imaginations and biographical experiences
Katarzyna Gajek, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Social Pedagogy
of Łodź, Poland
Tension between public and perceived identities of the French Maghreb mothers
Aude Faugeron and Jérôme Mbiatong, Université Paris Est Créteil, France
The uneasy choice of mother tongue. The case of Czech Roma mothers
Kateřina Sidiropulu- Janků, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
6D. Multilingual support via a Virtual Learning Environment

The E Validiv VLE: is multilingual education possible in superdiverse settings?
Orhan Agirdag & Evelien Van Laere – KU Leuven and University of Amsterdam

The ISOTIS VLE: innovating multilingual and language awareness education
Giulia Pastori & Andrea Mangiatordi – University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
The ISOTIS VLE: innovating Human Rights and Social Justice education
Joana Cadima, Sofia Guichard, Gil Nata – University of Porto, Portugal