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“Ordinary children in extraordinary circumstances” - Tracking Initial Teacher Training students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in the area of refugee education.

Hope, Julia. 2008. “Ordinary children in extraordinary circumstances” - Tracking Initial Teacher Training students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in the area of refugee education. In: Sally Inman and Maggie Rogers, eds. Teachers for a Better World. London: CCCI, pp. 40-59. [Book Section]

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This study identifies the need for high quality provision in the area of refugee education for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students, using a mixture of methods such as hard data, personal testimony and practical examples. A base-line audit demonstrated the issue of assumed knowledge and the immediate impact of research on practice was an unexpected outcome. By tracking students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes, before and after the college sessions, it could be seen that even small-scale input can increase understanding and confidence in welcoming refugee children and teaching about refugee issues. The study also highlighted the importance of challenging attitudes and engaging in debate in this controversial area.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2008Published

Item ID:

6482

Date Deposited:

05 Mar 2012 11:28

Last Modified:

18 Jul 2018 04:24

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6482

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