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Provision of quality education in the context of Syrian refugee children in the UK: opportunities and challenges

Madziva, Roda; Thondhlana, Juliet

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Abstract

While existing research has shown the importance of the three interrelated domains of the wider policy, the school and home/community environments in the development of quality education for learners, this literature does not fully capture the experiences of the refugee population. In this article we focus on a group of Syrian refugees that came as part of the first large cohort that was welcomed in the UK in December 2015. We adapt Tikly’s quality education frameworks and develop a model that highlights not only the importance of the three intersecting environments, but also the specific inputs/processes that are critical to achieving quality education for refugees. In so doing, we stress the critical role of English as a tool for refugee children’s inclusion and integration in schools. Consequently, the contribution of the paper is an understanding of the inputs/processes that are key to the development of quality education for migrant/refugee children.

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Madziva, R., & Thondhlana, J. (2017). Provision of quality education in the context of Syrian refugee children in the UK: opportunities and challenges. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 47(6), 942-961. doi:10.1080/03057925.2017.1375848

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 18, 2017
Publication Date Sep 18, 2017
Deposit Date Sep 4, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 19, 2019
Journal Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Print ISSN 0305-7925
Electronic ISSN 1469-3623
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 6
Pages 942-961
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2017.1375848
Keywords Quality education; Refugee children; Syrian refugees; English as an additional language; Refugee integration
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45400
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/bEAfhnCBCHIMGXyI5KDB/full
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education on 18.09.2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03057925.2017.1375848

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