Supporting schools to create an inclusive environment for refugee students

  title={Supporting schools to create an inclusive environment for refugee students},
  author={Karen Block and Suzanne L. Cross and Elisha Riggs and Lisa Gibbs},
  journal={International Journal of Inclusive Education},
  pages={1337 - 1355}
In a context of increasing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers globally, recognition of the importance of the school environment for promoting successful settlement outcomes and inclusion for refugee-background young people is growing. Yet schools may be poorly equipped to recognise and respond to the multiple challenges faced by children and young people who must learn a new language while grappling with unfamiliar educational and social systems. Refugee-background students often have… 

Inclusive Education for Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children A Systematic Literature Review

Author: Anna Dijkshoorn Inclusive education for refugee and asylum seeking children Offered supports to remove the barriers towards learning BACKGROUND In recent years, there has been an increase in

Interventions Supporting the Social Integration of Refugee Children and Youth in School Communities: A Review of the Literature

Schools function as a primary driver of integration and as a link to resources and assets that promote healthy development. Nevertheless, most research studies on school-based programs are conducted

Refugee education

  • L. Cerna
  • Education
    OECD Education Working Papers
  • 2019
The recent refugee crisis has put many OECD countries under considerable pressure to accommodate and integrate large numbers of refugees. Refugee students are a particularly vulnerable group due to

Refugee students' perspectives on inclusive and exclusive school experiences in Austria

The scope of support refugee students receive at school must be broadened, forced migration should be addressed in school in order to counteract negative effects of bullying students receive due to their refugee status and school connectedness can be promoted by hiring staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Care for Children with Migrant or Refugee Backgrounds in the School Context

It is found that students had positive relationships with their teachers, and reported feeling safe at school, and the concept of care for children with refugee and migrant backgrounds needs further work, particularly in mainstream education settings.

Building spaces of hope with refugee and migrant-background students

ABSTRACT Within the Australian context, research into schooling experiences of refugee and migrant-background students has tended to focus on developing English language proficiency with little

Inclusive educational provision for newly-arrived unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children: a study in a single school in Kent

The present study is concerned with the perceived and actual social and cultural outcomes and benefits (including any notable challenges and barriers) of the school’s approach to including newly-arrived unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children.

How a School Setting Can Generate Social Capital for Young Refugees: Qualitative Insights from a Folk High School in Denmark

Many of the refugees who have recently arrived in Denmark and other European countries are young people. In order to support refugee youth, it is important to understand how institutions and

Fostering belonging in a CALD school environment: learning from a research collaboration with a refugee and migrant school community in Australia

ABSTRACT School belonging is fundamental to the wellbeing and academic success of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students. While the psychosocial factors associated with belonging have

Are you ready? - A readiness check of German primary schools for handling integration of refugee children

The expectation that a school’s share of migrant pupils affects its readiness proved to hold only partially true since additional factors like committed school management, all-day schooling structures and general teacher motivation also tend to influence readiness.



Supporting refugee students in schools: what constitutes inclusive education?

The worldwide rise in numbers of refugees and asylum seekers suggests the need to examine the practices of those institutions charged with their resettlement in host countries. In this paper, we

Inclusive education for students with refugee experience: whole school reform in a South Australian primary school

In recent years, there has been an increase in students with refugee experience in the UK, the US, Europe and Australia. These students face many barriers to education, and appropriately educating

Schooling and settlement: refugee education in Australia

Schools are a stabilising feature in the unsettled lives of refugee students. They provide safe spaces for new encounters, interactions and learning opportunities. They also deliver literacy, the key

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

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

Refugee education and justice issues of representation, redistribution and recognition

This paper examines justice issues of representation, redistribution and recognition within a specialised secondary school for immigrant and refugee students in Queensland, Australia. Fraser’s

The mental health of refugee children

The available literature shows consistently increased levels of psychological morbidity among refugee children, especially post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders, and it is argued that much primary prevention can be undertaken in the school context.

Refugee Children in the UK

The elusiveness of integration: the educational experiences of Congolese refugee children and new visions for refugee children are described.

Psychological wellbeing of refugees resettling in Australia : a literature review prepared for the Australian Psychological Society

This literature review was developed as background for the formulation of an Australian Psychological Society position on the mental health and wellbeing of refugees resettling in Australia and summarises suggestions for assessment and intervention in these practice contexts.