This study examines the role of demographics on education and career trajectories of refugees in Canada from an intersectional perspective. It implemented a fourteen-week unique educational program that was completed by forty-one refugees, over two cohorts with the goal to overcome barriers, bridge gaps, and facilitate their transition into higher education. The data collected using a semi-structured interview guide were analyzed using a constant comparative method. The findings suggest that a supportive educational model that promotes safety, sense of belonging, and empowerment are critical to combat the structural racism, sexism, and other discriminatory factors in accessing higher education.
SOURCE: Bajwa J, Abai M, Kidd S, Couto S, Akbari-Dibavar A. “Examining the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, and Age on Post-Secondary Education and Career Trajectories of Refugees.” Journal on Refugees, 2018.
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