School Leadership for Refugees’ Education
Social Justice Leadership for Immigrant, Migrants and Refugees
School Leadership for Refugees’ Education examines how educational leaders shape and lead different practices to meet refugee students' educational needs, while also considering issues of equity and social justice. It presents cutting edge theoretical understanding and rich first- hand research findings which points out the local idiosyncrasies and cross-national themes involved in leading welcoming schools for newcomers.
The book provides a global analysis of policy guidelines and up-to-date research findings concerning refugee education. Vast populations have been forced to leave their homelands in recent years due to war, political conflict and economic collapse. The countries that provide sanctuary need to ensure quality education that will allow these destitute but hopeful children to build a new future. Through this book a comprehensive model is presented to guide culturally relevant educational leadership to welcome newcomers in their schools and society.
This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of educational leadership, social justice education, and educational administration.
Table of Contents
1. SPACE, STATE, TRANSITION. 2. MOVİNG BETWEEN BORDERS: DETERMİNİNG AND İMPLEMENTİNG EDUCATİON POLİCİES FOR REFUGEES. 3. LISTENING TO THE CHALLENGES FACING REFUGEE STUDENTS AND THEIR EDUCATORS. 4. REFUGEE EDUCATİON: LESSONS FROM RESEARCH. 5. CULTURALLY-RELEVANT SCHOOL LEADERSHIP FOR NEWCOMERS: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE. 6. PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION FOR NEWCOMERS: PRACTICAL MECHANISMS. 7. LEADING THE COMMUNITY TOWARDS SOCIAL COHESION. 8. DILEMMAS, CONCLUSIONS AND NEXT STEPS
Khalid Arar is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education, Israel
"Refugee education provides a severe test for the generally accepted view that school leadership is context-dependent. The 21st century has seen unprecedented mass migration, with very serious consequences for children’s education. Khalid Arar’s important new book examines this phenomenon drawing on empirical research in several settings, providing valuable insights for policy-makers, school leaders, and researchers. "
Professor Tony Bush, Editor Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, University Of Nottingham, UK.
"Drawing on a rich body and variety of literature and policy, this book addresses a compelling and urgent issues for educators and administrators today - the integration of refugees students into educational systems across the globe. A particular strength of the book is its wide sweep across continents and cultures. I would urge all policy makers and educators interested in building more socially cohesive societies to read this book and absorb its crucial lessons".
Professor Jane Wilkinson, Editor Journal of Education Administration & History, Monash University, Australia.
"This book confronts one of the densest problems facing educational leaders internationally – the meaningful education of refugees. Arar combines the latest research and informed commentary with his own unshakable dedication to making a difference to the lives of refugee children. He does this in a way that not only helps us better understand the complexities involved but also offers positive, carefully considered strategies for both leaders and policy makers to apply in schools. The book is a must read"-
Professor Allan Walker, The Education University, Hong Kong.
"Khalid Arar’s School Leadership for Refugee’s Education is one of the first book to examine the role of school leadership and policy analysis guidelines and up-to-date research finding concerning refugee education in a global context. This book is an invaluable resource and "must-read" for educational leaders, policy makers and scholars dealing with refugee education."
Selahattin Turan, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, Bursa Uludağ University, Turkey.