Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators

Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators


By (author) Jan Stewart, Foreword by Romeo Dallaire

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  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 25mm |
  • Publication date: 30 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Toronto
  • ISBN 10: 1442604573
  • ISBN 13: 9781442604575

Product description

The psychosocial challenges of war-affected children living in Canada are difficult to identify, complicated to understand, and even more troubling to address. This new work by Jan Stewart examines the needs of refugee children and the educational interventions that will offer the best practices for meeting them along with practical strategies for policymakers. Supporting Refugee Children is organized in three parts: the lived experiences of refugee children who immigrate to North America and the challenges and successes that these children and their families experience; the systems, structures, or programs that assist with the process of adjustment for refugee children; and strategies and activities that help newcomer children adjust to life after migration. Each chapter begins with a case study or personal story about the experience of a refugee child or family to illustrate the key issues discussed. A concluding chapter offers recommendations for policy and practice.

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Author information

Jan Stewart is the director of the Institute for War-Affected Children at the Global College and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg.

Table of contents

List of Tables List of Figures List of Illustrations Prologue Foreword PART I: Theory and Research Introduction Pre-Migration, Trans-migration, and Post-Migration Experiences Educational Issues and Challenges Psychosocial and Environmental Challenges Systems, Structures, and Programs that Assist with Adjustment Interaction of Ecological Systems to Influence Development PART II: Praxis Lessons Focussed on Self-Expression and Personal Awareness Lessons To Help Work Through Difficult Issues Lessons on Accomplishments, Resilience, and Support Systems Culminating Lessons, Looking Forward and Promoting Peace Recommendations for Policy and Practice Annotated Bibliography References Appendix A: Definitions of Terms