Pursuing justice for refugee students: Addressing issues of cultural (mis)recognition

Keddie, Amanda (2011) Pursuing justice for refugee students: Addressing issues of cultural (mis)recognition. International Journal of Inclusive Education, iFirst 1-16. doi:10.1080/13603116.2011.560687

Author Keddie, Amanda
Title Pursuing justice for refugee students: Addressing issues of cultural (mis)recognition
Journal name International Journal of Inclusive Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-3116
Publication date 2011-06-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13603116.2011.560687
Volume iFirst
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract In this paper Nancy Fraser’s conceptual tools are drawn on to theorise issues of justice in a culturally diverse primary school in Australia where approximately 30% of the student population are immigrant/refugees. The paper examines justice issues of cultural recognition in relation to refugee student identity, behaviour and assessment. Drawing on interview data from a study that sought to identify productive approaches to addressing equity for refugee students, the paper highlights the school’s efforts to remedy issues of cultural misrecognition associated with an equation of refugee student difference and marginality with deficit and lack. Such efforts relate to the school’s endeavours to create an inclusive and socially cohesive environment that supports a valuing of, and connection to, refugee student difference. These endeavours are theorised as highly productive in their capacity to disrupt the relations of cultural domination, non-recognition and disrespect that exclude and/or malign some refugee students at the school and broader level. The paper argues the importance of such an approach in light of the unprecedented diversity and complexity of the global context where schools are consistently challenged with new and changing equity concerns and priorities.
Keyword Politics of education
Racial discrimination
Cultural recognition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes iFirst article. Available online: 21 Jun 2011

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