ERIC Number: EJ950534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Supporting Refugee Students in Schools: What Constitutes Inclusive Education?
Taylor, Sandra; Sidhu, Ravinder Kaur
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v16 n1 p39-56 2012
The worldwide rise in numbers of refugees and asylum seekers suggests the need to examine the practices of those institutions charged with their resettlement in host countries. In this paper, we investigate the role of one important institution--schooling--and its contribution to the successful resettlement of refugee children. We begin with an examination of forced migration and its links with globalisation, and the barriers to inclusion confronting refugees. A discussion of the educational challenges confronting individual refugee youth and schools is followed by case studies of four schools and the approaches they had developed to meet the needs of young people from a refugee background. Using our findings and other research, we outline a model of good practice in refugee education. We conclude by discussing how educational institutions might play a more active role in facilitating transitions to citizenship for refugee youth through an inclusive approach.
Descriptors: Youth, Refugees, Inclusion, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Problems, Case Studies, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Best Practices, Educational Practices, Transitional Programs, Adjustment (to Environment), Barriers, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Institutional Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia