This study discusses ways in which the efficiency of support measures for the young children of multi-cultural families may be enhanced. The study is based on an analysis of preceding studies, a comprehensive review on national policies and services provided for the young children of multi-cultural families, a study on related policies and examples of best practice from other countries, and results of interviews and surveys conducted on government officials and staff of related organizations. The study suggests efficiency-enhancing measures in the light of administrative system and contents of support policies. The study adopted the following research methodologies: use of relevant documentary sources, individual and group interviews, and consultative meetings with experts. The conclusions of the study are listed below.
These are a number of suggestions by which the efficiency of the support system may be enhanced. First, the system should be bilateral rather than unilateral, and be able to embrace multi-cultural families. Second, support for the young children of multi-cultural families should not be treated as an isolated issue; it should be considered as part of the overall welfare system for the underprivileged in general. Third, based on a thorough understanding of the targets, the system should be able to minimize overlapping of support, and the efficiency of the system should be enhanced by providing customized support. Fourth, rather than being unilateral and government-led, the system should be able to promote the characteristics of local communities by cooperating with the consultative entities of the region.
To improve the efficiency of the support system, the study suggests the following action plans. As measures to improve the efficiency of administrative system, the study suggests that 1) a single channel and a portal site should be provided; 2) a consultative entity should be formed per region and its roles and responsibilities should be defined; 3) targets of the support should be identified; 4) necessary resources and funds should be secured; and 5) the system should be linked with other welfare systems. As measures to improve the contents of the support, the study presents the followings: 1) Comprehensive support for the young children of multi-cultural families should be provided encompassing support for the young children of multi-cultural families as well as their parents, and early childhood staffs; 2) Best practice examples of schools and local governments should be identified and disseminated; 3) Policy priorities should be decided based on the evaluation and monitoring of results; and 4) certain responsibilities should be assigned to the beneficiaries of the system.
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Ⅱ. 연구의 배경
Ⅲ. 국내 다문화 관련 제도 및 영유아 지원 정책
Ⅳ. 국외 다문화 가정 지원 정책 및 사례
Ⅴ. 국내 다문화 가정 영유아 지원 실태 및 인식
Ⅵ. 다문화 가정 영유아 지원 효율화 방안