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Author Maadad, Nina.

Title Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden : Education and Survival among the Displaced, Dispossessed and Disrupted
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019


Description 1 online resource (139 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and abbreviations; Preface; 1. Introduction: Refugee children and education; Preamble; Syrian refugee children; The right to education; Why Australia and Sweden?; Organisation of this book; 2. Making education available to refugee children: Innovative theories and effective practices; Introduction; The challenge to make schooling available; 'As never before': The need for the education and schooling of refugee children
Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed as a theory for educating refugee childrenResponding to refugee students' immediate needs; Responding to refugee students' future-oriented needs; Countering moral panic-inspired Islamophobia; Conclusion; 3. Methodology; Introduction; Case study design; Data-collection methods; Data analysis; Conclusion; 4. Policies and education for refugees in Australia; Introduction; Refugees and asylum seekers in Australia: a summary; The post-war programme; Education of refugee children; The Australian Refugee and Humanitarian Program
Australian education and refugee childrenSyrian refugee children in Australian schools -- a snapshot; Possible future challenges and recommendations; 5. Policies and education for refugees in Sweden; Introduction; Statistical context; Overview of education in Sweden for refugee children; Syrian refugee children in Sweden's education and employment systems; Possible future challenges and recommendations; Conclusion; 6. Discussion and comparison of refugee children in education in Australia and Sweden; Classroom description; Student-teacher relationship; Second-language learning
Personal stories and current situationsCounsellors and psychologists; Feelings about their host country; Refugee children's thoughts about the future; 7. Conclusion and recommendations; Introduction; General findings for Australia and Sweden; Recommendations; Final remarks; Appendix; Index
Summary Both Australia and Sweden are economically, socially and politically well-developed countries and each has responded to the Syrian crisis in its own way with features that define refugee children's schooling trajectories for transition to life and work. Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden provides insights into policies influencing the education and schooling of Syrian refugee children in Australia and Sweden. This book uses the perspectives of Syrian refugee children and their voiced experiences to elicit recommendations for education practices and content. Their voices were central to the analysis for the main reason that their viewpoints could contribute in a practical way to the development of pedagogical approaches that would support their schooling, and an effective and productive transition to life in the host countries. The opinions, suggestions and experiences of other stakeholders such as parents, caregivers, teachers and school and state officials, were included for greater understanding so that as many relevant contexts are covered. The recommendations for refugee education proposed in this book will be useful for teachers, principals and policy makers directly involved in educating refugee students and this could positively impact on young refugee students finding their way to a new and better life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Nina Maadad is a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Her research interests include identity and marginalization of new arrivals, refugees particularly from NASB across the curricula, culture and education and languages
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Subject Refugee children -- Education -- Australia
Refugee children -- Education -- Sweden
Syrians -- Education -- Australia
Syrians -- Education -- Sweden
Refugee children -- Australia -- Social conditions
Refugee children -- Sweden -- Social conditions
EDUCATION -- General.
Refugee children -- Education.
Refugee children -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781000124408