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ERIC Number: EJ1026686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Violence, Resilience and Solidarity: The Right to Education for Child Migrants in South Africa
Hlatshwayo, Mondli; Vally, Salim
School Psychology International, v35 n3 p266-279 Jun 2014
This article examines the psychology of migrant learners' resilience, their right to education, and how migrant organizations and South African civil society are supporting and reinforcing the agency of migrant learners and their parents. It is based on a year-long study conducted by researchers at the University of Johannesburg's Centre for Education Rights and Transformation (CERT), funded by the Foundation for Human Rights. Testimonies, participatory workshops, surveys, interviews, and focus groups with learners, parents, educators, officials, and civil society activists in three South African provinces were studied--Gauteng, Limpopo, and the Western Cape--spanning rural, urban, and township areas. The article is framed by the traumatic experiences of migrant learners before entering South Africa, during their stay, and often when they are deported. Topics covered in the testimonies include children's rights to, and in education, they also traverse gender issues, the travails of unaccompanied minors, and obstacles preventing migrants' participation in schooling and society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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