The educational experiences of Syrian women in countries of safety/asylum
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CitationIbesh, R., Ahmad, W., Chikhou, R., Jumah, R., Sankar, H., & Thurston, A. (2021). The educational experiences of Syrian women in countries of safety/asylum. International Journal of Educational Research Open, 2, 100027.
The Syrian crisis has resulted in a large refugee movement of Syrian citizens from inside Syria, to countries of safety/asylum, notably Turkey. It is estimated that there are approximately 1.7 million Syrian women refugees in Turkey. This research uses Freire's framing of oppressors and facilitators in education to looks at how the war has impacted on the education of women their country of safety/asylum. Interviews were conducted with 24 refugee women, and the findings presented to a user focus group of Syrian refugee women. Findings indicate that language and finance are key barriers to women fulfilling their educational potential. Changes in the roles of women in countries of safety/asylum are key opportunities that could be exploited by women. Findings also indicated that non-government organisations must co-design educational provision with refugees in order to ensure that opportunities are maximised.
SourceInternational Journal of Educational Research Open