Young refugees pathways in(to) education -Teacher and student voices: challenges, opportunities and dilemmas
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10 sep 2020
This report addresses the findings of the qualitative research project Educational and psychosocial transitions encountered by young refugees upon resettlement in Norway (TURIN).
The TURIN project is a substudy (3a) of the Nordic research project ‘Coming of Age in Exile’ (CAGE) (2015–2020) and has been conducted by researchers from the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) and the University of SouthEastern Norway (USN).
In the study, the term ‘young refugees’ refers to all young people with a refugee background, i.e. young people who were granted a residence permit on protection or humanitarian grounds as well as those who were family reunified to a refugee.
The study The TURIN study applied a qualitative, ethnographically oriented approach, based on semi-structured interviews and observations in five upper secondary schools in four municipalities in Norway. The researchers conducted interviews with 47 young refugees as well as 46 teachers and other school staff members. Additionally, the study involves studies of national education and integration policy documents.
Authors: Brit Lynnebakke, Lutine de Wal Pastoor & Ketil Eide