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Beyond Education: What Role can Schools Play in the Support and Protection of Children in Extreme Settings?

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This paper seeks to contribute to the development of the field of ‘schools in extreme settings’ as a specific problem space for research that informs school-focused policies and interventions to support children in adversity. Through a review of articles in this issue of International Journal of Education Development, we argue that such a field can facilitate a much needed discussion on the role of schools in supporting and protecting vulnerable children, highlighting how schools both contribute to and actively address disadvantages and hardship facing children. We end the paper by charting out key research areas for the field. We caution against earmarking schools and teachers as actors responsible for ameliorating the impacts of complex social problems in the absence of efforts to embed schools in supportive local community, national and global responses to support such a trend.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Educational Development
Vol/bind41
Sider (fra-til)175-183
Antal sider9
ISSN0738-0593
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StatusUdgivet - mar. 2015

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