Sociocultural Adaptation of Migrant Children



The article is devoted to the problem of socio-cultural adaptation of foreign migrants’ children in the megalopolis. The author associates this process with the competence of psychologists and educators. The article emphasizes that migrant children need such intercultural contact as integration i.e. preservation of cultural identity uniting into a single community on a new meaningful basis. Considering the migrant as a link synthesizing both cultures, the author draws attention to the need for psychological support of integration and socio-cultural adaptation of migrant children. The article presents an innovative experience of creating a unified program for adaptation of migrant children: socio-cultural, linguistic, psychological and educational.

General Information

Keywords: adaptation, integration, tolerance, xenophobia, extremism.

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Gulyaeva A.N. Sociocultural Adaptation of Migrant Children [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2010. Vol. 2, no. 5 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


  1. Gabunija G. G. Programma psihologo-pedagogicheskogo soprovozhdenija sociokul'turnoj adaptacii detej migrantov «Psihologo-pedagogicheskoe soprovozhdenie sociokul'turnoj adaptacii detej migrantov v inojetnicheskoj srede». M., 2007.
  2. Gabunija G. G. Rekomenduemyj cikl meroprijatij dlja vuzov po organizacii adaptacii detej migrantov (godovoj kurs). M., 2007.
  3. Gabunija G. G. Sociokul'turnaja adaptacija detej migrantov v inojetnicheskoj srede. M., 2007.
  4. Guljaeva A. N. Psihologo-pedagogicheskoe soprovozhdenie sociokul'turnoj adaptacii detej migrantov v inojetnicheskoj srede. M., 2007.
  5. Dmitriev G. D. Mnogokul'turnoe obrazovanie. M., 1999.
  6. Markina N. A. Prakticheskij kurs russkogo jazyka. M., 2008.
  7. Markina N. A. Testy na opredelenie urovnja znanija russkogo jazyka kak nerodnogo u detej migrantov. M., 2007.
  8. Orehova I. A. Russkij mir. M., 2007.
  9. Orehova I. A. Programma obuchenija detej migrantov russkomu kak nerodnomu. M., 2007.
  10. Psihologicheskaja pomosh migrantam: travma, smena kul'tury, krizis identichnosti / Pod red. G. U. Soldatovoj. M., 2002.

Information About the Authors

Alevtina N. Gulyaeva, Head of the International Cooperation Department at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education. Chief of the project “Migrant children teaching”, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



Total: 3813
Previous month: 24
Current month: 25


Total: 2108
Previous month: 17
Current month: 22