ERIC Number: ED430859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Educating Somali Children in Britain.
Kahin, Mohamed H.
This book, which results from a broad study and research begun in the early 1990s, focuses on the needs and concerns and highlights constraints regarding Somali refugee children in the British education system. The book is intended for use by language specialists and classroom teachers, and others responsible for the education and welfare of Somali children. Comprehensive background information is provided about Somalia, including a discussion of the educational, social, and cultural aspects. The Somali community in Britain and problems faced are examined. Information is given about the Somali language, its oral literature, literacy, and the major problem areas for Somali people trying to learn English. A detailed problem analysis is outlined recommendations are given that could possibly address the educational needs of Somali children. The special needs of Somali girls are of particular concern. Selected cases and autobiographical accounts are given by Somali children. Chapters are: (1) "Somalia: A Profile"; (2) Historical and Political Background"; (3) "The Somali Community in the UK"; (4) "Language"; (5) "The Educational Needs of Somali Children"; (6) "Somali Girls in Schools"; (7) "Case and Personal Histories." A glossary of terms, a bibliography, and directory of Somali organizations in Greater London are given. (MM)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Refugees, Social Discrimination
Trentham Books Limited, Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England ST4 5NP, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Somalia; United Kingdom (Great Britain)