The Inclusive Perspectives Of Curriculum And Education System Supports Refugee Children

1344 Words Aug 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Arriving on a foreign shore after witnessing first-hand the terror of war is something no one imagines to experience, however for a growing number of new Australian residents, and therefore students, this is their reality. For refugee children in this situation they also enter an education system which aims to be inclusive and supportive of their learning requirements. The Australian curriculum has been constructed to be inclusive of diversity, incorporating culture, English as second language, socio-economic status and family structure ("ACARA - Student Diversity", 2016). Experiences within curriculum vary for each individual and situation. How the curriculum and education system supports refugee children is something which will be tested in times to come as Australia continues forward with it’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program, resulting in more children who will be requiring education and assistance in assimilating into their new communities (Dutton, 2015). This essay will discuss the inclusive perspectives of curriculum and what approaches have been experienced in the attempt to be inclusive from the viewpoint of a child refugee, in particular examining English as a second language, socio-economic factors and culture.

To fully appreciate the complexity of how a child refugee attempts to assimilate into the community one should understand and appreciate their context. The interviewee for this exploration is now a teen who has experienced great trauma in her life,…

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