The role of communities in supporting refugee youth transition into higher education

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRefugee background students transitioning into higher education
Subtitle of host publicationNavigating complex spaces
EditorsLoshini Naidoo, Jane Wilkinson, Misty Adoniou, Kiprono Langat
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9789811304200
ISBN (Print)9789811304194
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2018


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