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Contextualising the Complex Spaces of Refugee Youth Transition into Higher Education

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This chapter explores issues relating to the education of refugee youth through a rights-based framework to provide conceptual clarity and theoretical engagement about the development of human rights as a critical social justice instrument. The aim of this chapter is to trace the roots of rights-based education and to consider its changing conceptual frameworks. Such an insight would allow for the development of a critical pedagogical framework for human rights education. As such, the chapter explores the conceptual, historical development of rights-based education to transformative action in an open and democratic society. This chapter links an understanding of human rights to education as a humanising practice.

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  • Human rightsHuman Rights
  • Human Rights Education (HRE)
  • Social justiceJustice
  • Refugee Background Students
  • Superdiversity

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Naidoo, L., Wilkinson, J., Adoniou, M., Langat, K. (2018). Contextualising the Complex Spaces of Refugee Youth Transition into Higher Education. In: Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0420-0_2

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