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Humanitarianism and Mass MigrationConfronting the World Crisis$
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Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520297128

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520297128.001.0001

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Lost in Transit

Lost in Transit

Education for Refugee Children in Sweden, Germany, and Turkey

Chapter:
(p.268) 13 Lost in Transit
Source:
Humanitarianism and Mass Migration
Author(s):

Maurice Crul

Frans Lelie

Elif Keskiner

Jens Schneider

Özge Biner

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520297128.003.0014

This chapter discusses the big differences of how refugee children are incorporated into school systems in three European countries (Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands) and in Turkey. Over the past 5 years many refugee children made their way from war-torn countries to neighboring countries in the Middle East or to Europe. This chapter compares how they are incorporated into education. The four countries each represent very different responses to receiving children in their education system: from fully integrating them as soon as possible in regular classes to developing an actual parallel school system. The chapter highlights which national institutional arrangements impede refugee children to become successful in school, and which national institutional arrangements help children in their educational career, comparing access to compulsory school, access after compulsory school age, welcome or immersion classes, second language education and tracking mechanisms.

Keywords:   refugee children, education, integration, school success, second language education, welcome classes

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