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Dryden-Peterson, Sarah – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
The number of refugees who have fled across international borders due to conflict and persecution is at the highest level in recorded history. The vast majority of these refugees find exile in low-income countries neighboring their countries of origin. The refugee children who are resettled to North America, Europe, and Australia arrive with…
Descriptors: Refugees, Children, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Oduro, Georgina Yaa; Swartz, Sharlene; Arnot, Madeleine – Theory and Research in Education, 2012
Using a social ecological approach (Bronfenbrenner) to violence and including Hobsbawm's historical analysis of the collective uses of violence, this article shows how gender-based violence is experienced and used. Drawing on three distinct studies in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, it shows the commonalities and divergence of young people's…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, Foreign Countries, Young Adults
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Unterhalter, Elaine – Theory and Research in Education, 2012
The article considers the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) concerned with poverty, education and gender (MDG 1, MDG 2 and MDG 3). Despite considerable achievements associated with the MDG approach, which entails international and national target setting and monitoring, a sharp distinction between areas of social policy is entailed. In addition…
Descriptors: Poverty, Access to Education, Sex Fairness, Social Justice