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ERIC Number: EJ1162412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Pathways to Educational Success among Refugees: Connecting Locally and Globally Situated Resources
Dryden-Peterson, Sarah; Dahya, Negin; Adelman, Elizabeth
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n6 p1011-1047 Dec 2017
This study identifies pathways to educational success among refugees. Data are from an original online survey of Somali diaspora and in-depth qualitative interviews with Somali refugee students educated in the Dadaab refugee camps of Kenya. This research builds on Bronfenbrenner's ecological model to consider both the locally and globally situated nature of resources across refugees' ecosystems. Analysis examines the nature and content of student-identified supports and their perceived influence on access to and persistence in school as well as the mediating role of technology. The findings suggest consideration of both locally situated relationships and globally situated relationships as critical educational supports. Implications include leveraging naturally occurring virtual relationships to support educational success of refugees and other young people who are physically isolated from access to needed supports in their local region.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya; Somalia
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