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Supporting Children's Development in Refugee Camps

Harvell, Janet and Prowle, Alison (2018) Supporting Children's Development in Refugee Camps. In: Refugee Education: Integration and Acceptance of Refugees in Mainstream Society. Innovations in higher education teaching and learning., 11 . Emerald Press, Bingley, UK, pp. 171-184. ISBN 9781787147966

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This chapter will explore the impact of life in warzones, life in transit and life in camps on children's development. It will consider the potential of play-based approaches in supporting children holistically, providing respite and enabling positive learning experiences.
It draws upon the authors’ experiences of two visits to the Dunkirk Refugee Children’s Centre (DRCC) at La Liniere refugee camp, located in the Grande-Synthe area of Dunkirk. We will discuss the approaches that have proved successful in supporting children's learning and development, the challenges faced and the lessons learned. It will consider how these approaches could support successful transition into more formal education. Finally it will examine the implications for staff training and development.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: children's development, refugees camps, life in warzones, positive learning experience, higher education, play-based approaches, Dunkirk Refugee Children’s Centre, Grande-Synthe Refugee camp, refugees and asylum seekers, child development, adverse life experiences
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Janet Harvell
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 11:31
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:21

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