Schooling and refugees: engaging with the complex trajectories of globalisation

Sidhu, Ravinder, Taylor, Sandra and Christie, Pam (2011) Schooling and refugees: engaging with the complex trajectories of globalisation. Global Studies of Childhood, 1 2: 92-103. doi:10.2304/gsch.2011.1.2.92

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Taylor, Sandra
Christie, Pam
Title Schooling and refugees: engaging with the complex trajectories of globalisation
Journal name Global Studies of Childhood   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2043-6106
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2304/gsch.2011.1.2.92
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 92
End page 103
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Symposium Journals
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This article examines the complexities associated with educating a mobile and politically marginalised population, refugee students, in the state of Queensland, Australia. concerned with social reproduction and citizenship formation with a focus on spatially fixed populations. While education authorities in much of the developed world now acknowledge the need to prepare students for a more interconnected world of work and opportunity, they have largely failed to provide systemic support for one category of children on the move – refugees. This article begins migration and its links with ‘globalisation’. It then present the authors’ research findings about the educational challenges confronting individual refugee youth and schools in Queensland. This is followed with a summary of good practice in refugee education. The article concludes with a discussion of how nation-states might play a more active role in facilitating transitions to citizenship for refugee youth.
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