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WORKSHOP: (Re) claiming social capital: improving language and cultural pathways for refugee students into Australian higher education
10/11/17 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Globally, 46% of the refugee population is under 18 years. In Australia, for the 2012–13 program year, the largest proportion of the humanitarian visa applications (those seeking asylum or refugee resettlement) were in the age group 15–19 years.
It is therefore of both local and international significance to explore the consequences of such movements into the Australian higher education sector and to develop programs and strategies to facilitate Humanitarian Entrant Background students’ success in their studies.
Hosting this workshop is Macquarie University. This workshop is part of a series of dissemination workshops happening across Australia. As part of the final stages of this project, we are inviting teachers, other educational practitioners and community based workers to come and be part of this conversation.
The aim of the workshop is to start the conversation to enhance the transition process into higher education for students from refugee backgrounds and/or other students from Non-English speaking Backgrounds.
The workshop will:
- be an opportunity to discuss practical ways to successfully transition into the Australian higher education systems, for students from refugee backgrounds
- highlight some emerging key themes from Australian longitudinal research with students, who are making their transition from TAFE, Intensive English Learning Centres and High Schools into higher education
For more information on the project go to: http://www.refugeetransitions.com/
To register visit: https://mrctas.org.au/reclaiming-social-capital-workshop/
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