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ITE Session: Understanding the experiences and needs of refugee children and young people - Bill Bolloten and Tim Spafford (2009)
This session is part of a series of six ITE sessions that can be delivered to increase students' knowledge about key issues and effective practice for teaching refugee and asylum seeker children and young people in primary and secondary schools.
ITE Session: Teaching and learning about refugees - promoting community cohesion through the citizenship curriculum - Bill Bolloten and Tim Spafford (2009)
This ITE session considers the importance of raising refugee issues and incorporating them within the Citizenship curriculum.
ITE Session: Involving refugee parents and communities - Bill Bolloten and Tim Spafford (2009)
This session aims to develop students' understanding of the importance of parental involvement for refugee children's achievement.
REDCo - Religion, Education, Dialogue, Conflict
REDCo is a centre based at Warwick University funded by the European Commission Framework 6 Initiative. The centre targets mainly 14 –16 year olds and how teaching about religion in schools can promote dialogue and reduce conflict.
The Birmingham Religious Education Syllabus, Birmingham City Council (2007)
The approach to teaching determined by the Birmingham syllabus aims to show how religion can shape the lives of individuals and societies.
Living Difference - Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton LEAs, 2006
An Agreed Syllabus comprising learning model, schemes of work, lesson plans and resources for teaching about religion in schools.
Managing Inclusion - Secondary - Including Refugee Children - Teachers TV (2008)
Teachers TV video of how a secondary school in East London with significant numbers of new arrivals, including refugee children, is working to ensure its focus on pupil inclusion is maintained.
Islamism: Its history and recent critiques - J. Hammond (2008)
Article on the history of Islamism which provides a critique of modern-day interpretations by adherents of this minority within Islam.
Living On The Edge of Despair: Destitution amongst asylum seeking and refugee children - The Children’s Society (2008)
Report based on a research study carried out by The Children's Society in the West Midlands during 2007.
Supporting Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children - S. Kendall, K. Martin and C. Gulliver, NfER (2007)
National overview of support for asylum seeker and refugee pupils. Includes case studies of local authorities with good strategies and interventions for supporting the children.
Seeking Asylum Alone - Unaccompanied and Separated Children and Refugee Protection in the UK - J. Bhabha & N. Finch (2006)
Report exploring the world of children seeking asylum in the UK and the legislation, practices, misconceptions and injustices surrounding the application of the law towards this group.
Count Us In: Young Refugees in the Education System - The Children's Society (2006)
Research on refugee children and young people's experiences of gaining access to education, and what they thought would help them settle into school or college.
Child First, Migrant Second: Ensuring that every child matters - Immigration Law Practitioners Association (2006)
Analysis of the issues facing refugee and migrant children and the barriers that prevent them from getting access to the support to which they are entitled.
The Independent Asylum Commission Website
Nationwide citizen's review of the UK asylum system. Includes findings in two reports 'Fit For Purpose Yet?' and 'Saving Sanctuary'.
Like Any Other Child? - Barnado's (2007)
Report calling for asylum seekers to be given the right to work to lift their children out of poverty.
Raising the Achievement of Somali Pupils: Challenges and School Responses - Lambeth Research and Statistics Unit (2007)
Report examining the educational experience of Somali children at the end of all key stages in Lambeth schools.
The Integration of Refugee Children: Good Practice in Educational Settings (2007)
National Refugee Integration Forum website guidance published by the Home Office, in partnership with the Department for Education.
Meeting the Needs of Muslim Pupils in State Schools - Muslim Council of Britain (2007)
Report providing information and guidance on the needs of Muslim pupils. Useful reference point for schools, governors and teachers.
The Truth About Asylum - Refugee Council Website 2007
A section of the Refugee Council website that tackles popular myths about asylum seekers and refugees with factual detail.
School Matters: Refugees in Schools - Teachers TV 2006
30 minute Teachers’ TV programme looking at the problems that refugee children face in Britain and howschools in Birmingham have been responding to the challenges to help children settle in.
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