Approaches to the Education of asylum seeker children in Slovakia and the UK: a cross-cultural comparison

R. Foster, I. Kovalcikova

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    Abstract

    This paper explores approaches to the education of asylum seekers in an established member of the European Union, the U.K., and a new member, Slovakia. The investigation looks first at policy frameworks in the two countries - official government documents, national and local guidance. The second section takes case study examples from the two contexts and explores the issues and challenges of educating asylum seeker children via the perspectives and experiences of children, parents and teachers. The findings reveal significant difficulties at both policy and local provision levels. However, the school case studies provide grounds for cautious optimism that the inclusion of asylum seeker pupils into the life of the school can be a positive experience for all concerned.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventChildren's Identity and Citizenship in Europe Annual Conference - Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
    Duration: 23 Jan 2007 → …

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    ConferenceChildren's Identity and Citizenship in Europe Annual Conference
    CountryFrance
    CityMontpellier
    Period23/01/07 → …

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    Foster, R., & Kovalcikova, I. (2007). Approaches to the Education of asylum seeker children in Slovakia and the UK: a cross-cultural comparison. Paper presented at Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe Annual Conference, Montpellier, France.