REFUGEES: A selection of articles from various sources viewed February 2018.
Acculturation and Cultural Preferences of Second-Generation Iranians in Australia [PDF] / M Asghari-Fard – Asian Education Studies, 2018 — Migration has always played an essential role in the history of mankind. At present the intensity of cross- border mobility are much higher than in previous decades. In many countries, children of immigrants constitute a large sector of the population. These children live between two cultures and value systems: those of the parents’ country of origin and of those of the host country. Living between two cultures requires cultural
adjustment-referred to as acculturation. (AU)
Assessing mental health and service needs among refugees in Malaysia / SA Shaw, V Pillai, KP Ward – International Journal of Social Welfare — … Regarding needed services for refugees in Malaysia, the most commonly emphasised needs included improved or faster UNHCR processing, employment and a stop to police harassment. For example, a participant (ASIA)
Building cultural and linguistic bridges: Reflections on a program designed to support adult students from refugee backgrounds’ transitions into university [PDF] /
S Baker, E Irwin, H Freeman, S Nance, J Coleman – Journal of Academic Language …, 2018 — Although many students struggle with the complexities of moving into and
through higher education, these transitions can be particularly challenging for students from refugee backgrounds (SfRBs)… This paper presents reflections on the design, delivery and evaluation of a program developed to facilitate SfRBs’ transitions into an enabling education course at a regional university.
Education and Migrants: A View From the United States of America UA Segal – Sisyphus-Journal of Education, 2018 — … most other immigrant groups, refugees receive governmental assistance immediately upon arrival in the country. For up to eight months, ORR provides short-term cash assistance, medical assistance, case management, English … (US)
It takes a village-schooling out of place: experiences of black African youth in Waterloo Region [Full text] / Oba, Olufunke 5726040, (2018).Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive) — This dissertation examined experiences of alienation among Black African youth in Waterloo region schools. This study is timely and relevant considering the rapid influx of Black Africans into the region in response to government initiatives to redirect immigrants to smaller communities. (CA)
The psychological cost of seeking asylum in Australia / Refugee Research Blog Editor, March 2018 — The current global humanitarian crisis involves over 65 million forcefully displaced persons. The Australian government response has involved draconian policies of deterrence, indefinite detainment and denial of human rights, in the name of border protection. Whilst the highly politicised maritime diaspora have become the prominent depiction of this debate, there are many more plane arrivals in Australia of people seeking protection. The literature is clear that asylum seekers have higher rates of mental illness than refugee migrants.
Teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) to Refugees: Trauma and Resilience /S Pashang, B Biazar, DE Payne, Z Kaya – Today’s Youth and Mental Health, 2018 — … As such, many refugees, including refugee youth, live as internally displaced persons trapped in conflict zones for long periods of time with little chance of obtaining education or access to meaningful employment (UNHCR, July 2015) …
Transitions of South Sudanese Refugees: Reaching for a Better Life / Thomas E Stenvig, Paula P Carson, Rebecca L Randall, Marlys Bohn — Journal of Refugee Studies, 2018 — Using focus groups and grounded-theory methods, this study builds a situation-specific theory describing the transitional responses of 18 former South Sudanese refugees resettled in a Midwestern US city. ‘Reaching for a better life’ emerged as the dominant process following resettlement. (US)
Why Am I Still Here? The Impact of Survivor Guilt on the Mental Health and Settlement Process of Refugee Youth / J Goveas, S Coomarasamy – Today’s Youth and Mental Health, 2018 — … the source countries for immigration and refugee resettlement to countries like Canada and Australia … When they finally arrive in Canada, many refugees have said that they feel that … they may face racism and discrimination in various … (CA &AU)
SOURCE: A selection of articles about Refugees from various sources* viewed February 2018.
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