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We are HERE: Advocating for refugee education

The following is based on Professor Jo McIntyre's keynote introduction to the inaugural HERE Conference which took place in November 2022. View Presentation What is refugee education? This is a question I pose when working with beginning teachers at The University of Nottingham. It leads to the question: who are the refugee learners? They are not…

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52 Weeks Later… Ukraine, refugees and education

Introduction 20th February 2023 marked a year since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war which has forcibly displaced millions of people from Ukraine. In the first two months following the Russian invasion of Ukraine 4.9 million people fled their country (UNHCR, 2022) – almost double the 2.5 million refugees, mainly from Syria, Iraq and…

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How gardens make children feel empowered in togetherness

This Insight, by Vanina Ninova and the REFUGE-ED Bulgarian team, was originally posted on the REFUGE-ED project website. Tap here to find out more about the EU-funded project, which investigates educational and psychosocial support practices for migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking children across 6 European countries.   Intercultural gardens…

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Belonging and refugee education

Introduction SIRIUS Facebook Lives is a series of online discussions between international experts and practitioners around inclusive education for migrants and refugees. On International Day of Education 2023, Mialy Dermish, Executive Director of SIRIUS, hosted a discussion about Belonging and Refugee Education with Professor of Education at the…

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The Inaugural HERE Conference

Introduction The Hub for Education for Refugees in Europe (HERE) held its inaugural conference on 22nd-23rd November 2022: a Europe-wide gathering of researchers, policymakers and practitioners involved in refugee education and committed to building sustainable educational trajectories for refugees and displaced peoples in Europe. The HERE Team…

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HERE delivers several research workshops at conferences across Europe

Yousef Khalifa Aleghfeli, a research associate with the HERE team, delivered two research workshops on the HERE database and website this past September at the British Educational Research Association conference in Liverpool, UK and the European Conference on Educational Research in Yerevan, Armenia. The workshops involved participants engaging…

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HERE presents latest findings from scoping review on Gender

Yousef Khalifa Aleghfeli, a research associate with the HERE team, recently presented latest findings from our first scoping review at the British Educational Research Association conference in Liverpool, UK and the European Conference on Educational Research in Yerevan, Armenia. This scoping review aimed to show what we have learned from the HERE…

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The Art of Belonging

The Art of Belonging project was led by Professor Joanna McIntyre and was located in Lund, Sweden and Nottingham, England. The main research question for the project asked: How can place-specific arts and cultural initiatives help young refugees to develop a sense of belonging, and increase participation in the civic, social and cultural life of…

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Supporting the linguistic and socio-emotional development of refugee and asylum-seeking children in UK schools

In this joint Chartered College of Teaching and NALDIC webinar, Professor Jo McIntyre (University of Nottingham) and Amy Ashlee (Senior Research Officer at Refugee Education UK) shared some of the ways that they have been collaborating to support teachers’ professional development in relation to refugee and asylum-seeking children’s and young…

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