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ERIC Number: EJ1212843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Refugee Youth in Settlement, Schooling, and Social Action: Reviewing Current Research through a Transnational Lens
Van der Dussen Toukan, Elena
Journal of Peace Education, v16 n1 p1-20 2019
How do refugee youth engage in peacebuilding, civic participation, and social action through their educational experiences? This article draws from transnational frameworks, specifically Ajrun Appadurai's notion of 'imagined worlds' with an emphasis on "ethnoscapes" as a framework through which to review literature on refugee young peoples' involvement in peacebuilding, participation, and social action in schools, focusing particularly on experiences from countries of settlement outside of refugee camps. This study examines current literature on refugee youth schooling and social engagement along three main themes: the student, the school, and the wider society. Each section considers the implications of the scholarly literature in a transnational framework, identifying what transnational flows (i.e. people, capital, ideas, media, technology, etc.) and what imagined worlds are reflected in the literature. In conducting this analysis, I aim to dislodge peacebuilding education from spatially fixed contexts of 'fragility' that assigns a nation-state as the primary reference point of peace and conflict, to instead examine the transnational nature both of conflict and of the agency that displaced youth can mobilize to transform conflict through peacebuilding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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