Supporting refugee students in schools : what constitutes inclusive education?

Taylor, Sandra C. & Sidhu, Ravinder Kaur (2011) Supporting refugee students in schools : what constitutes inclusive education? International Journal of Inclusive Education.

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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.

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ID Code: 43873
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Taylor and Francis First online Publication
Keywords: refugee education, schooling, globalisation, migration, inclusive education
DOI: 10.1080/13603110903560085
ISSN: 1464-5173
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [International Journal of Inclusive Education]. [International Journal of Inclusive Education] is available online at informaworldTM
Deposited On: 09 Aug 2011 23:08
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 09:33

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