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Hub for Refugee Education Conference

22-23 November 2022, Nottingham (UK) In 2022, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that over 100 million individuals worldwide have been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order. Europe alone hosts over seven million refugees who were forcibly displaced, including asylum-seekers, stateless persons, internally displaced persons and…

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Newly Arrived in a Common Home

NEAR – (NEwly ARrived in a common home) is a new international project aiming at fostering the process of social orientation of newly arrived migrants (adults and minors) during their settlement in the receiving countries. The idea behind the project is to activate a process of mutual trust, knowledge and cross-cultural transfer between migrants and local communities, building a sense…

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Webinars – Supporting New Refugee Arrivals in the Classroom

May 25th and 26th – 4pm UK time (online) The Bell Foundation is organising two webinars on Supporting New Refugee Arrivals in the Inclusive Classroom. The two events, focusing respectively on primary and secondary schools, will explore practical ways in which teachers and teaching assistants can create a learning environment which is academically, linguistically and socially inclusive. The webinars will…

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Supporting engagement of migrant pupils

This MiCreate workshop (on April 28th) targets UK policymakers, policy influencers and those interested in migration research to address their understandings of migration and integration. The initiative aims to share learning from the MiCreate project on interactions with schools and pupils with diverse migrant backgrounds. Invited practitioners, guest speakers and academic scholars will share their experiences and present cutting-edge research…

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TEAMS Workshop: Teaching that matters for refugee students

[Event will be rescheduled – please check website for info] This online workshop is hosted by TEAMS and features Professor Joanna McIntyre of the University of Nottingham and Dr Sinikka Neuhaus of Lund University giving a presentation on ‘Teaching that matters for refugee students.’ The event is aimed at teachers, school staff and others who work with students in Sweden,…

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E&M 2022: International conference on education and migration

The next International Conference on Education and Migration (E&M 2022), organised by the Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI), Porto Accounting and Business School (ISCAP) and the Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO), will take place on 10 March 2022. The aim of the conference is to provide space for discussion of and exchange of ideas around the connection between education, migration and sustainable development. For…

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Hub for European Refugee Education – Survey

The Hub for European Refugee Education (HERE) is based at the University of Nottingham (School of Education) and aims to collate, foster and disseminate research and bring together key stakeholders with academics and other experts in the field of refugee education. HERE is working with Retrofuzz and Bird & Gorton on intensive user research in December 2021 and January 2022…

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Migrant students in the UK pandemic – Impacts, school responses and community approaches

New research brief by NIESR and University of Nottingham. Lockdowns and school closures in response to Covid-19 have impacted on all students in the UK, but have also acted as multipliers of educational inequalities. Among the most vulnerable are newly arrived migrant children, as they tend to be less familiar with the educational system and life in the country. Some…

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Kids4Alll – Developing inclusive learning environments for migrant children

An international consortium led by the University of Turin has just launched the project ‘KIDS4ALL – Key Inclusive Development Strategies for Lifelong Learning. Funded within the Horizon 2020 framework, the project aims to aims to strengthen and transcultural, interdisciplinary skill sets in a highly diversified learner population. KIDS4ALLL is informed by the general assumption that everybody should have the lifelong…

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The third sector supporting schools and families during the pandemic (Turin)

by Dalia El Brashy – Turin University[Full article in Italian] The Islamic Association of the Alps and the Mamre Onlus Foundation are two Non-Profit associations that have been operating for many years in the field of welcoming and social inclusion of ethnic minorities residing in the Turin area. During these years they have been able to carry out interventions to…

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Webinar – Addressing inequality in education post-COVID-19 – 22 April 2021

In this webinar, organised by Bristol University Press, Kalwant Bhopal, Pat Thomson and Stephen Ball will discuss a range of issues related to the impact or consequences of COVID-19 in the field of education – including the exacerbation of racial inequalities, food and digital inequality, remote learning and new opportunities for profit. For further information visit the event website here.

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Online Conference – Supporting Migrant Students Through the Pandemic (25-26 May)

Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th May 2021 Registrations to this event are now closed. Some of the presentations are still available online – click here. (the conference programme is available below)For queries: Context Lockdowns and school ‘closures’ in response to Covid-19 have caused major disruptions to the lives and educational experiences of everyone. This impact, however, has not been the…

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Discrimination and access to education: the role of distance learning in Italy

By Wisam Zreg, Università degli studi di Torino [English version / Italian version] Schools are the laboratory par excellence in developing the society of the future, particularly with regard to the presence of students of foreign origin who, however, continue to suffer from specific forms of discrimination, especially during these times of pandemic. The most significant critical issues are related…

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Pandemic, lockdown and young students of foreign origin in Italy: risks and opportunities in a context of uncertainty

A conversation with Paola Giani, president of Associazione Il Nostro Pianeta.By Giulia Marroccoli (image: Emma Fabbri on Unsplash) In this contribution [in Italian] we aim to explore the entanglement between the Covid-19 related crisis, and its measures of control, and the consequent effects on the scholastic careers of young people of foreign origins. The article is based on an interview…

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Call for Papers – Supporting migrant students through the pandemic

Call for Papers – deadline 24th March 2021Online conference – 25th-26th May 2021 – to register for attendance click here. Go to the call or download as a PDF Context Lockdowns and school ‘closures’ in response to Covid-19 have caused major disruptions to the lives and educational experiences of everyone. This impact, however, has not been the same for all,…

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Supporting Newly Arrived Migrant Students During Lockdown: Community Responses

A knowledge-exchange workshop bringing together NGOs and community practitioners to exchange practices on how to best support newly arrived migrant and refugee students during Covid-19 lockdowns. This online event will take place on March 18th (2pm-5pm)To book a place please visit the EventBrite page here. This is the second in a series of partnership events organised by icPSP (International Centre…

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Refugee Education

A new book by Joanna McIntyre (University of Nottingham) and Fran Abrams (Education Media Centre) on theory and practice of refugees education.. Foreword by Lord Dubs. In the last five years, more child refugees have made perilous journeys into Europe than at any point since the Second World War. Once refugee children begin to establish their new lives, education becomes…

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Impact of the pandemic on third-country national secondary school students in Spain

This research report (available both in Spanish and English), presents the results of an exploratory study on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on third-country national secondary school students in Madrid and Barcelona. Written by prof Silvia Carrasco e Dr Marina Pibernat (Autonomous University of Barcelona, it is informed by interviews with management teams and specialised teaching staff. Among other…

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