4th Cultural Diversity, Migration, and Education Conference

August 21 – 23, 2023

Halle (Saale)

Welcome to Halle (Saale)!

August 21-23, 2023

Submission date: April 16th, 2023


The 4th Cultural Diversity, Migration, and Education Conference

Successfully addressing migration-related diversity in classrooms and schools is one of the most pressing issues that will increase in importance in the coming decades. Building evidence-based knowledge regarding how best to decrease educational disparities and increase chances for positive academic development for all children are necessary for a sustainable and successful society.

In July 2016, August 2018 and August 2021, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), we successfully held three international conferences on this topic with attendees from more than 20 different countries. This year our theme is:

Awareness, Reflection, Action – Challenging Structural Inequities

Current global crises, including the war on Ukraine and climate disasters in Pakistan and elsewhere, demonstrate that migration and forced displacement continue to characterize our modern societies and shape the human experience. Immigrants and their descendants, along with other marginalized communities, face structural inequities in their new countries of residence (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2017, 2018). As remarked by the OECD PISA Global Competency Framework, (OECD, 2018), it is of utmost importance that educational settings promote reflection on and challenging of these social inequalities as well as take action to reduce these inequalities.

The aim of our conference is to advance state-of-the-art research focusing on how cultural diversity and issues related to migration contribute to children’s educational experiences and adjustment.

By bringing together speakers and presenters from various disciplines, backgrounds, and countries who use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and include diverse samples, we provide a unique and stimulating forum to inform and inspire new ideas and collaborations that will advance the field of migration and education further.

We welcome submissions from graduate students and professionals from across disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, migration studies, and related fields.

We are looking forward to another stimulating conference!
Maja K. Schachner, Linda Juang, and the CDME Organizing Team:
Lina Alhaddad, Sophie Hölscher, Judith, Kehl, Priscilla Krachum-Ott, Sören Umlauft, Julia Wenzing, Moja Kuss, Danila Tran Thuy Duong, Savaş Karataş, Sandra Crain & Tuğçe Aral

To see highlights from our 2018 conference please click here.