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Exploring Refugee Children's Pre-and Post-Migration Educational Experiences


Dr. Christine Massing Dr. Daniel Kikulwe Katerina Nakutnyy


The ongoing war in Syria has led to the recent migration of comparatively large numbers of refugee children and families to Canada. The overall purpose of this study is to examine refugee children’s complex and varied educational experiences in Syria, in transition countries, and in elementary schools in Saskatchewan from their own points of view as well as from the perspectives of their parents and current teachers. In addition, the research aims to identify the assets or funds of knowledge that these children have developed through their educational experiences in each context and how these resources might be mobilized in the form of supports, strategies, and approaches to enhance the learning of refugee children in Saskatchewan public schools.