Refugees, Interculturalism and Education focuses on the sensitive issue of forced migration and education from an intercultural perspective. The volume comprises diverse projects and classroom experiences in different countries, involving today’s ever-increasing population of human beings who, for different reasons, are compelled to abandon their homelands and seek better living conditions in strange places where they are not normally welcome. Such a reality poses great challenges to the nations and educational systems that receive these groups and brings intercultural education to the centre of the discussion. The contributors to this book call attention to the importance of providing these refugee populations with a humanistic, stimulating and transformative educational setting in order to let them know that their lives are important and that their histories matter.
The chapters in this book were originally published in Intercultural Education.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Refugees, interculturalism and education 1. Making sense of collective identity and trauma through drawing: the case study of a Palestinian refugee student 2. Visual methodologies for research with refugee youth 3. Reconceptualising refugee education: exploring the diverse learning contexts of unaccompanied young refugees upon resettlement 4. Teaching as a primary therapeutic intervention for learners from refugee backgrounds 5. Subjectivation, agency and the schooling of raced and dis/abled asylum-seeking children in the Italian context 6. The inclusion of the other in ourselves: reception and comprehension of refugees in Portugal 7. The right to education of children and youngsters from refugee families in Europe 8. Teaching about refugees: developing culturally responsive educators in contexts of politicised transnationalism 9. The educational needs of and barriers faced by Syrian refugee students in Turkey: a qualitative case study 10. Learning from each other: using a service-learning citizenship course to promote intercultural understanding 11. Best practices: intercultural integration of Arabic refugees in Berlin 12.Digital Storytelling: putting young asylum seekers at the heart of the story 13. Film Review: On the Bride’s Side
Marco Catarci is Associate Professor of Social and Intercultural Education in the Department of Education, Roma Tre University, Italy. He is head of the Master program in Reception and Inclusion of Asylum seekers and Refugees, at Roma Tre University. His major research interests include intercultural education, cultural mediation and the inclusion of refugees.
Miguel Prata Gomes is Coordinator Professor in School of Education Paula Frassinetti, Porto, Portugal. His expertise is in the fields of intercultural mediation and human rights and ethics. His present research interests include building "critical thinking" in intercultural education/mediation, citizenship and development and human rights. He is a Board Member of the International Association for Intercultural Education, London, UK and of AKTO – Human Rights and Democracy.
Sávio Siqueira is an Associate Professor of English and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Germanic Languages and the Graduate Program in Language and Culture at Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the same university. Among his research interests are English as a lingua franca, intercultural education, critical language teaching, globalisation studies and the sociolinguistics of English and critical pedagogy.