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Pursuing justice for refugee students: addressing issues of cultural (mis)recognition

Keddie, Amanda 2012, Pursuing justice for refugee students: addressing issues of cultural (mis)recognition, International journal of inclusive education, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 1295-1310, doi: 10.1080/13603116.2011.560687.

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Title Pursuing justice for refugee students: addressing issues of cultural (mis)recognition
Author(s) Keddie, AmandaORCID iD for Keddie, Amanda orcid.org/0000-0001-6111-0615
Journal name International journal of inclusive education
Volume number 16
Issue number 12
Start page 1295
End page 1310
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1360-3116
1464-5173
Keyword(s) politics of education
racial discrimination
refugees
cultural recognition
equity
schooling
Summary In this paper Nancy Fraser’s conceptual tools are drawn on to theorise issues of justice in a culturally diverse primary school in Australia where approximately 30% of the student population are immigrant/refugees. The paper examines justice issues of cultural recognition in relation to refugee student identity, behaviour and assessment. Drawing on interview data from a study that sought to identify productive approaches to addressing equity for refugee students, the paper highlights the school’s efforts to remedy issues of cultural misrecognition associated with an equation of refugee student difference and marginality with deficit and lack. Such efforts relate to the school’s endeavours to create an inclusive and socially cohesive environment that supports a valuing of, and connection to, refugee student difference. These endeavours are theorised as highly productive in their capacity to disrupt the relations of cultural domination, non-recognition and disrespect that exclude and/or malign some refugee students at the school and broader level. The paper argues the importance of such an approach in light of the unprecedented diversity and complexity of the global context where schools are consistently challenged with new and changing equity concerns and priorities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13603116.2011.560687
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30087459

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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