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The Education of Arabic Speaking Refugee Children and Young Adults Education, Employment and Social Inclusion

    154 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Sustained political and socioeconomic crises can potentially deprive generations of young people and adults of their economic and employment prospects, stability, mental health and freedom.

    The Education of Arabic Speaking Refugee Children and Young Adults provides a comprehensive overview of the situation of Arabic-speaking refugee children and their psychosocial, schooling and employment experiences in three case countries: Australia, Italy and Indonesia. The book considers what education arrangements were put in place for refugee children, how were they supported in schools for physical and psychological needs, how the school environment hindered or assisted their learning experience and the way in which these students were affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The authors provide recommendations for educational practices and employment pathways as informed by the refugee children and young adults themselves, teachers, parents, schools and state officials.

    This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of comparative education and refugee and migrant education. It will also be beneficial for educators, teachers and policy-makers. 

    1. Introduction: Refugee Children and Education 2. Arabic-Speaking Refugees in Australia 3. Arabic-Speaking Refugees in Indonesia 4. Arabic-Speaking Refugees in Italy 5. Methodology 6. Psychosocial, language and educational challenges and opportunities 7. Refugee children and their families: Interconnections in the school and the wider Community 8. Post-Script: COVID-19 and Refugee Students 9. Conclusion


    Nina Maadad, School of Education, the University of Adelaide.

    I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan, School of Education, University of Adelaide.