Books Not Bombs partnered with Teach For America to distribute a comprehensive lesson plan on the Syrian and refugee education crisis for K-12 and higher education teachers. This unit is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the Syrian refugee crisis and the rarely discussed or recognized implications that it has on education. Students will engage with the key questions of moral responsibility to intervene and provide refuge and will compare their educational experiences with those of their refugee peers.
The U.S. Department of State enjoys a unique vantage point on the countless efforts undertaken by individuals and organizations to address the global refugee crisis. The purpose of this Toolkit is to share some of the powerful examples we have seen with you: students, professors, and university administrators who want to contribute to the global refugee crisis response.
Post-Secondary Educational Experiences in the Acculturation of Resettled Refugees in the United States
A global refugee crisis necessitates an understanding of policy making governing the resettlement of refugees in the United States. Resettling more refugees than all other countries combined, the United States emphasizes rapid employment over post-secondary education for adult resettled refugees in order to compel their self-sufficiency. Using the lens of acculturation theory, this phenomenological study explored the value and influence of post-secondary education in the lives of seven first generation adult refugees living in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
Refugees often suffer from problems such as lack of identification, citizenship, and the economic means to attain an education when attempting to enroll for higher education. Increasing unrest in refugee camps as well as the need for resettled refugees to find employment in order to create a sustainable living demonstrates the need for education for this vulnerable population. The Australian Catholic University offers online post secondary education to refugees living in camps along the Thai-Burmese border. The Open University offers online post secondary education to resettled refugees living in the United Kingdom. Recommendations are provided.
A comprehensive guideline to teaching refugees and those coming from refugee backgrounds. Babb Group offers a list of points that they deem extremely beneficial when handling refugee students, from setting your expectations and being responsive, to considering their circumstances and the challenges they face, whether they be cultural, technological, or lingual.
An overview of the ongoing refugee crisis, in addition to the challenges of dealing with this humanitarian crisis, and specific ways that leaders can be involved. This article offers several points on how people can help refugees, by both raising awareness, and honest, dedicated work.
This paper presents and discusses the key findings from a study that considered significant issues that affect refugees and asylum‐seekers, and explored beneficial counselling approaches relevant to this group. In‐depth narrative interviews were conducted with three counselors and three specialist children’s support advisers. Data was analysed using the methods of comparative analysis and theme mapping from a grounded theory approach.
Helping members of your community who have been through a traumatic experience can be very rewarding, but it can also take a toll on you bother personally and professionally....The following are some ways to make sure you're taking care of yourself so you can continue to take care of others.
Discusses how school psychologists can develop their cultural competency skills in line with their crisis plans and in advising students. The paper goes in to detail discussing cultural barriers and linguistic obstacles when dealing with crises.
Suggestions and resources to consider as you provide ongoing support to your students from the American School Counselor Association. This resource also contains a list of links for further help teaching students who are passing through tough times; from webinars and magazines, to books and counselling, there is a wide array of options available.