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Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education

Navigating Complex Spaces

  • Loshini Naidoo
  • Jane Wilkinson
  • Misty Adoniou
  • Kiprono Langat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
    Pages 1-15
  3. Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
    Pages 17-33
  4. Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
    Pages 35-44
  5. Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
    Pages 45-65
  6. Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
    Pages 67-87
  7. Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
    Pages 89-110
  8. Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
    Pages 111-130
  9. Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
    Pages 131-155
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-170

About this book

Introduction

This book is one of the first of its kind to examine the aspirations of refugee background students and accompanies them as they journey through the on-shore stage of settlement, enrolment and participation in the Australian education system. It begins with students’ experiences of on-shore settlement, followed by the move into schooling and finally, the subsequent transition into Australian higher education.

Transitioning into higher education is a challenge for many students, particularly for those from under-represented equity groups. For refugee background students, navigating in, through and out of higher education can be particularly complex and challenging. Drawing on rich case studies from longitudinal research into refugee youth and the academic and professional staff in schools and universities who support them, the book provides powerful and compelling narratives and insights into this journey. It untangles the complex nature of transition for students of refugee background in higher education, locating it within broader social trends of increasing social and cultural diversity, as well as government practices and policies concerning the educational resettlement of refugees.

Keywords

Refugees in higher education Refugees and universities transition to university higher education pathways refugee youth African Australians 'Settlement outcomes refugee journey refugee resettlement enabling learning culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Loshini Naidoo
    • 1
  • Jane Wilkinson
    • 2
  • Misty Adoniou
    • 3
  • Kiprono Langat
    • 4
  1. 1.Western Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  3. 3.University of CanberraBruceAustralia
  4. 4.Charles Sturt UniversityWagga WaggaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0420-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0419-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0420-0
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