How schools foster refugee student resilience

Australian Research Council - Linkage Project
Professor Bruce Johnson, Associate Professor Anna Sullivan, Dr Mel Baak, Professor Roger Slee

Refugee students sit at a table together looking at books.This research aims to investigate how schools transcend refugee students' past life experiences by creating the social and educational conditions that enhance their resilience. It will focus on the policies, practices, relationships, and events that shape the schooling experiences of refugee students and promote their resilience. The study will provide education sectors, schools, and refugee service providers with crucial new knowledge about how school-based policies and practices can foster refugee student resilience. Outcomes of this project will include the development of research-based guides to good policy and practice in refugee education, and improved educational and social outcomes for refugee students.

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