The educational experiences of the second generation from refugee backgrounds

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620409
Title:
The educational experiences of the second generation from refugee backgrounds
Authors:
Bloch, Alice; Hirsch, Shirin
Abstract:
This paper draws on qualitative interviews to explore the educational experiences amongst the UK-born adult children of refugees from Vietnam, Sri Lanka (Tamils) and Turkey (Kurdish). Second generation from refugee backgrounds are characterised by diversity and as a group are increasing numerically. However, little is known about the specificity of their experiences as they have been either subsumed within or have fallen between the research agendas on new migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and the body of research on larger established minorities. This paper sets out to fill a gap in the literature by exploring the perspectives of second generation from refugee backgrounds. We examine the impact of policy – particularly dispersal and mobility – on education, the ways in which inter-generational relations and the aspirations of both parents and their children can be shaped by refugee histories, how schools fail to alleviate barriers to parental participation and racism within school settings, especially – though not exclusively – within schools that are less ethnically diverse. We conclude that the policy context and refugee backgrounds shape educational experiences and aspirations but also significant are the structural divisions that reproduce class and race-based inequalities.
Citation:
The educational experiences of the second generation from refugee backgrounds 2017:1 Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Issue Date:
8-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620409
DOI:
10.1080/1369183X.2017.1286972
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1286972
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1369-183X
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FOSS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBloch, Aliceen
dc.contributor.authorHirsch, Shirinen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-09T11:52:29Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-09T11:52:29Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-08-
dc.identifier.citationThe educational experiences of the second generation from refugee backgrounds 2017:1 Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studiesen
dc.identifier.issn1369-183Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1369183X.2017.1286972-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620409-
dc.description.abstractThis paper draws on qualitative interviews to explore the educational experiences amongst the UK-born adult children of refugees from Vietnam, Sri Lanka (Tamils) and Turkey (Kurdish). Second generation from refugee backgrounds are characterised by diversity and as a group are increasing numerically. However, little is known about the specificity of their experiences as they have been either subsumed within or have fallen between the research agendas on new migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and the body of research on larger established minorities. This paper sets out to fill a gap in the literature by exploring the perspectives of second generation from refugee backgrounds. We examine the impact of policy – particularly dispersal and mobility – on education, the ways in which inter-generational relations and the aspirations of both parents and their children can be shaped by refugee histories, how schools fail to alleviate barriers to parental participation and racism within school settings, especially – though not exclusively – within schools that are less ethnically diverse. We conclude that the policy context and refugee backgrounds shape educational experiences and aspirations but also significant are the structural divisions that reproduce class and race-based inequalities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1286972en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studiesen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSecond generationen
dc.subjectrefugeesen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectracismen
dc.subjectdispersalen
dc.titleThe educational experiences of the second generation from refugee backgroundsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studiesen
dc.date.accepted2017-01-20-
rioxxterms.funderSwiss Network for International Studiesen
rioxxterms.identifier.project13-6401en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08-08en
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