Social cohesion among Jordanian and Syrian students across educational settings in Jordan
Thursday 22 April 13:00 until 14:00
Online : https://universityofsussex.zoom.us/j/98359494781
Speaker: Dr Linda Morrice, Centre for International Education
Part of the series: CIE Research Cafe Seminars
Educational settings are seen as central spaces to respond to social tensions and build acceptance between communities. In theory, education spaces bring children from different backgrounds together, and can play a role in fostering social cohesion, however, in practice schools can also be places of tension. The past decade has seen a radical shift away from separate education systems for refugee students towards the integration of refugee students within national education systems (UNHCR 2012; UNHCR 2019). Drawing on research conducted as part of the Assessment of Education Strategies and Interventions Adopted in Jordan as a Response to the Syrian Crisis project and funded by the Queen Rania Foundation, this presentation examines social cohesion among Jordanian and Syrian students. It considers how student experiences differ across educational settings; specifically, it compares four Jordanian government school types, each school type reflecting varying degrees and dimensions of integration into the Jordanian national system.
By: Farzana Bardai
Last updated: Wednesday, 14 April 2021