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Refugee education and justice issues of representation, redistribution and recognition

Keddie, Amanda 2012, Refugee education and justice issues of representation, redistribution and recognition, Cambridge journal of education, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 197-212, doi: 10.1080/0305764X.2012.676624.

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Title Refugee education and justice issues of representation, redistribution and recognition
Author(s) Keddie, AmandaORCID iD for Keddie, Amanda orcid.org/0000-0001-6111-0615
Journal name Cambridge journal of education
Volume number 42
Issue number 2
Start page 197
End page 212
Total pages 16
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0305-764X
1469-3577
Keyword(s) politics of education
racial discrimination
refugees
Summary This paper examines justice issues of representation, redistribution and recognition within a specialised secondary school for immigrant and refugee students in Queensland, Australia. Fraser’s three-dimensional model of justice – towards the ideal of ‘participatory parity’ – is drawn on to analyse interview data gathered from a study that sought to identify productive approaches to addressing cultural diversity. Through these lenses, injustices created by mainstream/dominant discourses within and beyond the school are highlighted. The paper details the school’s efforts to support greater equity for these students through educator advocacy, critically reflective practice and a centring of students’ perspectives. The significance of educators identifying and challenging the limits and exclusions of these discourses to support these efforts is highlighted. Fraser’s theorising is presented as useful in capturing, understanding and addressing justice and marginality in schools amid the broader social context where matters of justice are characterised by uncertainty, complexity and contention.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/0305764X.2012.676624
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural 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, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30087464

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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