The trials and tribulations of partnerships in refugee settlement services in Australia

Sidhu, Ravinder Kaur and Taylor, Sandra (2009) The trials and tribulations of partnerships in refugee settlement services in Australia. Journal of Education Policy, 24 6: 655-672. doi:10.1080/02680930802669326

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder Kaur
Taylor, Sandra
Title The trials and tribulations of partnerships in refugee settlement services in Australia
Journal name Journal of Education Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-0939
1464-5106
Publication date 2009-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02680930802669326
Volume 24
Issue 6
Start page 655
End page 672
Total pages 18
Editor S. J. Ball
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
93 Education and Training
13 Education
Abstract The ascendency of neoliberal ideas in education and social policy in the 1980s and 1990s was succeeded in the new millennium by a ‘new’ social democratic commitment with emphases on community empowerment, building social capital and a ‘whole of government’ approach to partnering with civil society to meet community needs. In Australia, this approach has resulted in the development of partnerships between schools and community organisations formed as part of a targeted, holistic approach to service delivery to meet the settlement and educational needs of refugee youth. Drawing on interviews conducted with community workers and government officers involved in the school–community partnerships, we document how these partnerships are working ‘on the ground’ in Queensland schools. We analyse our findings against the international literature on changing notions of neoliberal governance, and discuss the implications of the shift to the ‘partnering state’ for schools and community organisations working with refugee young people.
Keyword Partnerships
Governmentality
Refugees
Education
Neoliberalism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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