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The wellbeing of refugee children in an early childhood education context: Connections and dilemmas

  title={The wellbeing of refugee children in an early childhood education context: Connections and dilemmas},
  author={Natalie M. Shallow and Victoria Whitington},
  journal={The Journal of Educational Enquiry},
The provision of a context that supports the wellbeing of refugee children in Australian schools is important to their resettlement. The early childhood years are the optimum time for intervention programs for refugee children and thus outcomes for these children (Modica, Ajmera & Dunning, 2010), yet there is a paucity of research respecting this age group. Furthermore there is a need for research on contexts that are supportive of refugee children (Cameron, Frydenberg & Jackson, 2011). This… 

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