Language, Teaching and Pedagogy for Refugee Education Vol: 15

Enakshi Sengupta
The American University of Kurdistan, Iraq

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Product Details
14 Jan 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
232 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
This volume is focused on the core areas of imparting education to the refugee population and highlights the recent developments intended to meet an urgent need: that of the refugees who have no or very little previous schooling and who are in need of both language learning and furthering their studies for higher education. 

This book is designed to provide recognition to those who are working relentlessly towards imparting education to vulnerable people and giving them the tools they need to help withstand and recover from the effects of conflict and displacement. The chapters in this book speaks about some exemplary work done by individuals and institutions from Africa to Germany.
Part I: Seeking Higher Education 
1. Introduction to Language, Teaching and Pedagogy for Refugee Education; Enakshi Sengupta and Patrick Blessinger 
2. Conceptualising Higher Education Aspirations Formation Among Marginalised Migrant Youth in Johannesburg, South Africa; Faith Mkwananzi and Merridy Wilson-Strydom 
3. Occupation-based Didatic Model for English Language Teaching to Refugees to Improve their Sustainability and Social Integration; Haydeé Ramírez Lozada 
4. Postsecondary Education and the Full Integration of Government Assisted Refugees in Canada: A Direction for Program Innovation; Donald Reddick and Lisa Saddler 
5. Literary Instruction Without Borders: Ideas for Developing Best-Practices for Reading Programs in Refugee Settings; Matt Thomas, Yuankun Yao, Katherine Landau Wright and Elizabeth Rutten-Turner 
6. Start Ins Deutsche - Students Teach German to Refugees at Goethe University Frankfurt; Marika Gereke and Subin Nijhawan 
Part II: Technology and Higher Education 
7. Refugees, Education and Disability: Addressing the Educational Needs of Arabic-Speaking Refugees with Learning Challenges; David Banes, Carine Allaf and Maggie Mitchell Salem 
8. Adaptation of Conventional Technologies with Refugee Language Learners: An Overview of Possibilities; Heather Smyser 
9. How Social Media Can Play a Role in an Education Context, in an Informal Refugee Camp in Europe; Kathy O' Hare
10. Reaching Refugees: Southern New Hampshire University's Project-Based Degree Model for Refugee Higher Education; Chrystina Russell and Nina Weaver
11. Creating a Borderless World of Education for Refugees; Enakshi Sengupta, Shai Reshef and Patrick Blessinger
Enakshi Sengupta is the Dean, College of Business at the American University of Kurdistan, Iraq. She is the Senior Editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (Emeral) and serves as the Vice Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Innovation in Higher Education Teaching and Learning book series.
Patrick Blessinger is the founder, executive director, and chief research scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) and an adjunct associate professor in the School of Education at St. John's University, USA. Dr. Blessinger is the editor-in-chief of two international academic journals and two international book series on higher education.
"The challenges to providing quality school and university education to refugees are complex and call for innovative yet cultural specific approaches. The contributors to Refugee Education: Language Teaching and Pedagogy have presented successful approaches to schooling, higher education and settlement that would enable refugees to assimilate into their new surroundings." - Dr Rahul Ganguly, Senior Lecturer - (Special Education-Mathematics), University of Southern Queensland, Australia

"Today, geographical mobility to enhance learning and career is normal because of the availability of knowledge and know-how. However, within this seemingly positive occurrence of human mobility across geographical boundaries, lies the often unacknowledged realities of the other extreme of the mobility continuum -- forced migration. Refugee related issues such as welfare, resettlement, employment and education require greater research and scrutiny. Of these critical is the need to ensure that refugees -- children and adults, are provided with enough opportunities to function meaningfully in the new society. Education is key to achieving this goal, particularly the acquisition of language literacies to succeed in the various environments -- school, higher education, workplace and everyday life. This volume on Refugee Education: Language Teaching and Pedagogy, carefully selected papers have been compiled that should be considered nations and systems that engage with and manage the crisis of humanity related to refugees and their human rights." - Ganakumaran Subramaniam (PhD), Professor, Head of School. - School of Education. University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

"We live in precarious times. International mobility has, by and large, become a conduit for the plethora of social issues associated with the global refugee crisis the planet is currently grappling with. Quality educational experiences is seen as a solution to curb the many socio-economic, socio-cultural, and psychosocial complications that stem from the crisis. This volume on 'Refugee Education -- Language Teaching and Pedagogy' is timely as it explores the many ways in which the various educational and language contexts are and can be intertwined to produce sustainable and conducive learning and teaching environments to enable the refugee community to better assimilate with their new realities." - Dr Subarna Sivapalan, Senior Lecturer - Language & Communications. Head, Centre for Social Transformation for Sustainable Lifestyles (CSS). Institute for Sustainable Living, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia.

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