Ragnarsdóttir H.

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Multilingual childhoods of refugee children in Icelandic preschools: educational practices and partnerships with parents
Many refugee families face challenges in their new educational environments. This qualitative research study aims to explore the experiences of six Syrian refugee families who arrived in Iceland from Lebanon in 2016 and settled in three municipalities (Stjórnarráð Íslands 2019) and their children in their preschool settings; and to explore the experiences of staff in their preschools. The theoretical framework…
Refugee families in Iceland: opportunities and challenges in schools and society
In 2016, a group of 55 Syrian quota refugees arrived in Iceland from Lebanon and settled in three municipalities. There were 11 families comprising 20 adults and 35 children. This study1 aimed to critically explore the experiences, opportunities and challenges of these children, their parents, their teachers and principals in the municipalities of their resettlement since their arrival in Iceland.…