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ERIC Number: EJ892169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Local Conceptualisations of the Education of Asylum-Seeking and Refugee Students: From Hostile to Holistic Models
Pinson, Halleli; Arnot, Madeleine
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v14 n3 p247-267 May 2010
Sociological research on the presence and yet invisibility of asylum-seeking and refugee pupils in the educational system in the UK is noticeably absent. This article offers insights into the ways in which the presence and the needs of such pupils are conceptualised by local authorities and schools. It draws on the results of a survey of 58 English local authorities and qualitative data from three case studies of LEAs and a sample of their schools. The ethical position adopted by officials and teachers in these three sites offers a compassionate model of social inclusion based on a holistic approach to the asylum-seeking and refugee child. It contrasts with the restrictive and often hostile government stance on immigration, asylum and integration. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom