2015 国際助成プログラム International Grant Program      
(Grant Number)
(Project Title)
See the Future of Multicultural Society with the Next Migrant Generation
ユン カンイル
Kwang-il Yoon
Sookmyung Institute for Multicultural Studies
(Grant Amount)
企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)


Turning to multicultural societies is comparatively recent experience of East Asian countries, such as Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Due to the rapid increase of immigration our next generation will have a genuine multicultural age facing many challenges and difficulties. Thus, today is the critical time to prepare for the formation of harmonious future societies which will be capable of accommodating cultural differences. One of key agendas is how to raise migrant children and youths as healthy citizens. They possibly become either beneficiaries of multiculturalism and thus guardians of multicultural societies or victims to provoke anti-multiculturalism in the worst case. We will attempt to look into the present practices to offer resources and programs to migrant children and youths in Korea and Japan, and what will be focused in the project is how to synthesize all the possible efforts. The families, schools, communities, NPOs, and governments are relevant agencies to educate migrant children and youth. The collaboration of the subjects is essential for successful practices. We would like to look into who and how weaves the diverse resources, requests, practices, and the like.

実施報告書・概要 (Summary of Final Report)

The primary objective of the project is to provide practitioners an opportunity to view how other practitioners in the similar circumstance are dealing with the complexity of tasks and what they do in order to enhance their collaboration. In this project, the practitioners in Korea and Japan are NPO directors and staffs, local and central government officials, and educators who are in charge of supporting children and youths living in a different cultural environment from that of one(or both) of their parents. Most of children and youths with multicultural background are facing the multi-layered levels of the linguistic barrier and the lack of understanding about the difference in cultures. They often confront the exclusive attitude toward them from other children and experience the psychological insecurity. Futhermore, if their parents are both migrants, it would be very hard for them to adjust to the school and the society. Diverse practitioners, therefore, should make a multilateral cooperation in order to help them in the tough situation and assure the effectiveness of their practices.