There is a hidden but crucially important role that communities and out-of-university organisations play in enabling the successful transition of refugee background youth into higher education. This chapter maps the often invisible learning spaces and networks afforded by community organisations and government and non-government refugee youth providers in this process. It argues that refugee background students' successful transition and participation in new educational contexts needs to be reconceptualised by universities as a partnership process that builds on community strengths. Through partnerships, the chapter maintains that universities can tap into pre-existing community support programmes in order to enhance good transition pathways for the students.
|Title of host publication||Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Navigating Complex Spaces|
|Editors||Loshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 18 May 2018|
Langat, K. (2018). The role of communities in supporting refugee youth transition into higher education. In L. Naidoo, J. Wilkinson, M. Adoniou, & K. Langat (Eds.), Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education: Navigating Complex Spaces (pp. 131-155). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0420-0_8