Gendered barriers to educational opportunities: resettlement of Sudanese refugees in Australia

Hatoss, Aniko and Huijser, Henk (2010) Gendered barriers to educational opportunities: resettlement of Sudanese refugees in Australia. Gender and Education, 22 (2). pp. 147-160. ISSN 0954-0253

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Abstract

This paper argues that whilst equitable educational pathways are integrated into educational policy discourses in Australia, there are significant gendered barriers to educational participation among members of the Sudanese refugee groups. The specific conditions of forced migration reinforce disadvantage and further limit opportunities. Cultural factors play a key role in this, as the data from this study demonstrate. Participants in this study are Sudanese refugees who arrived in Australia as part of the humanitarian programme. The paper draws upon interviews and focus group data that were collected for a larger study on the broader issue of resettlement of Sudanese refugees in Australia. This paper argues that women from refugee backgrounds are particularly at risk and face cultural and linguistic barriers in accessing educational opportunities.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher (Routledge)
Depositing User: Dr Hendrik Huijser
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2010 06:34
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: forced migration; Sudanese refugees; gendered politics of belonging
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130307 Ethnic Education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/09540250903560497
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6997

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