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Title: Refugee Learners’ experiences of curriculum transition in South Africa
Authors: Meda, Lawrence 
Keywords: Refugees;learners;curriculum;experiences
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Intech Open
Source: Meda, L. 2018. Refugee Learners’ experiences of curriculum transition in South Africa. (In: Immigration and Development, Tiago Neves Sequeira, 137-147). []
Abstract: There is a dearth of scholarship on refugee education particularly the way in which learners navigate a new curriculum in the host country. The purpose of this study is to explore Zimbabwean learners’ experiences of curricula transition at a refugee school in South Africa. The study was performed using a qualitative case study, and its paradigmatic position was interpretive. Bronfenbrenner’s Social Ecological Model was used as a theoretical framework. Ten participants were purposively selected to participate in semistructured interviews. The study found that refugee learners’ experiences of curricula transition manifest in three categories: content, contextual and conceptual experiences. It is concluded that providing education to refugee learners without giving them the necessary support, which is needed for them to adapt to a new curriculum, is tantamount to setting them up for a failure.
Description: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-953-51-3785-6
Appears in Collections:Edu - Books / Book Chapters

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