Masterclass Two 2020: Policies, Practices and Classroom Realities for Refugee Children

Presenter Dr Nina Maadad

POLICIES, PRACTICES AND CLASSROOM REALITIES FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN
In the twenty first century, the provision of education opportunities for refugees is one of the highest priorities that all developed societies have a responsibility to deliver; millions of people have been forced to leave their home country due to war, economic failure, ethnic/racial rivalries and changing environmental conditions.

This masterclass focuses on: The curriculum and the standards: Intersectionality, and sense of belonging: Schools as peaceful grounds.

DR NINA MAADAD. PhD, SENIOR LECTURER, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Nina Maadad is a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide and a chief investigator for a comparative study on policy and education for Arabic speaking refugees. Nina coordinates the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) program and lectures in a range of courses including Primary and Secondary Schools Interaction, Contemporary Issues in Education and Multicultural Education. Nina’s has published the following books, (2019) ‘Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden: Education and Survival among the Displaced, Dispossessed and Disrupted’ (2017) ‘Schooling and Education in Lebanon for Syrian and Palestinian Refugees Inside and Outside the Camps’; (2014) ‘Academic Mobility: International Perspectives on Higher Education Research’ and (2007) ‘The Adaptation of Arab Immigrant to Australia: Psychological, Social, Cultural and Educational Aspects’. Her research interest includes identity and marginalization of new arrivals, refugees particularly from non Arab speaking backgrounds, across the curricula, culture, education and languages.


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