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ERIC Number: EJ1139319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Comparative International Approaches to Better Understanding and Supporting Refugee Learners
Ficarra, Julie
Issues in Teacher Education, v26 n1 p73-84 Spr 2017
This article advocates for the application of comparative international approaches to preparing pre-service and in-service teachers for meeting the needs of refugee students. To start, the paper presents literature on refugees' varied educational experiences in their home countries and refugee camps as well as the processes through which they come to join schools and communities around the world. Then, the paper moves on to a discussion of how refugees of color are racialized by their host society, and the impact that this can have on their schooling experiences, highlighting some important similarities and differences cross-nationally. Comparative interventions for meeting the unique needs of refugee students will be discussed; which will include specific approaches to teacher training, community education, school district programming, as well as a number of partnership models. Finally, the paper concludes with directions for future research along with the benefits of engaging pre-service and in-service teachers with the topic of refugee education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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