Educational Needs and Barriers for Refugee Students in the United States: A Review of the Literature

  title={Educational Needs and Barriers for Refugee Students in the United States: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Jody L. McBrien},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  pages={329 - 364}
  • J. McBrien
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Political Science
  • Review of Educational Research
Since 1975, the United States has resettled more than 2 million refugees, with approximately half arriving as children. Refugee children have traumatic experiences that can hinder their learning. The United Nations has specified in conventions, and researchers have concurred, that education is essential for refugee children’s psychosocial adjustment. However, government officials, public opinion, and researchers have often differed about what is best for refugees’ healthy acculturation. On the… 
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