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Author Naidoo, Loshini, author

Title Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education : Navigating Complex Spaces / Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
Published Singapore : Springer, [2018]
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Contents Intro; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Introduction; Abstract; The School-University Pathways Project (Naidoo, Wilkinson, Langat, Adoniou, Cunneen, & Bolger, 2015); The Framework of the Book; References; 1 Setting the Context; Abstract; 1.1 Review of the Literature; References; 2 Contextualising the Complex Spaces of Refugee Youth Transition into Higher Education; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Philosophical Understandings of Social Justice and Equity; 2.3 Critical Theory and Transformative Action; 2.4 Super-Diversity
2.5 Nancy Fraser and Global Social Justice2.6 Sen's Capability Framework; 2.7 Human Rights Model; 2.8 The Relevance of the Human Rights Education Model for Refugee Education; 2.9 Conclusion; References; 3 Forced Migration and Displacement: Understanding the Refugee Journey; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Forced Migration: Debates About Definition; 3.3 Root Causes of Forced Migration; 3.3.1 External Factors; 3.3.2 Emergence of Causal Conditions; 3.4 Journeys and Narratives; 3.5 Understanding and Journey; 3.6 Impact of Narratives of Refugee Journeys; 3.7 Conclusion; References
4 The Prior Life Experiences of Refugee YouthAbstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Stories of Refugee Background Students; 4.2.1 Sayed; 4.2.2 May; 4.2.3 Joseph; 4.2.4 Rema; 4.3 Flight and Forced Migration; 4.4 Refugee Camps and Seeking a Country for Resettlement; 4.5 Starting Points; 4.5.1 Gaps in Education; 4.5.2 More than Lost Educational Opportunities; 4.6 Resettlement in the Host Country; 4.7 A "New" Life; 4.8 Orientation to Australia; 4.9 Conclusion; References; 5 The Role of Schools; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The Role of Schools
5.3 A Holistic Approach to Refugee Education: The Case of Country High School5.4 Enablers and Barriers for Fostering School-to-University Transition: The Case of Country High School; 5.5 Fostering School-to-University Transition in the Context of Secondary Schools: Summary of Major Findings; 5.6 Fostering School-to-University Transition in the Context of Secondary Schools: Aspiration; 5.7 Fostering School-to-University Transition: Politics and Policy; 5.8 Conclusion; References; 6 Navigating the Terrain of Higher Education; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction
6.2 A Snapshot of Participation and Access for Students of Refugee Origin Across the Australian University Sector6.3 Getting in, Through and on from University: Solomon's Story; 6.4 Getting in, Through and on from University: Thiri's Story; 6.5 Fostering School to University Transition in the Context of Higher Education: Aspiration; 6.6 Fostering School to University Transition in the Context of Higher Education: Politics and Policy; 6.7 Conclusion; References; 7 Access and Participation in the Transition from School to Higher Education: The Role of Language; Abstract; 7.1 Introduction
Summary This book is one of the first of its kind to examine the aspirations of refugee background students and accompanies them as they journey through the on-shore stage of settlement, enrolment and participation in the Australian education system. It begins with students' experiences of on-shore settlement, followed by the move into schooling and finally, the subsequent transition into Australian higher education. Transitioning into higher education is a challenge for many students, particularly for those from under-represented equity groups. For refugee background students, navigating in, through and out of higher education can be particularly complex and challenging. Drawing on rich case studies from longitudinal research into refugee youth and the academic and professional staff in schools and universities who support them, the book provides powerful and compelling narratives and insights into this journey. It untangles the complex nature of transition for students of refugee background in higher education, locating it within broader social trends of increasing social and cultural diversity, as well as government practices and policies concerning the educational resettlement of refugees
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 23, 2018)
Subject Articulation (Education)
Refugees -- Education (Higher)
Student adjustment.
Form Electronic book
Author Adoniou, Misty, author
Langat, Kiprono, author
Wilkinson, Jane, author
ISBN 9789811304200 (electronic bk.)
9811304203 (electronic bk.)