Refugee immigrants: addressing social exclusion by promoting agency in the Australian VET sector

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Author: Onsando, Gerald

Abstract:

Refugee immigrants' past traumatic personal histories as well as their present social exclusion experiences are likely to adversely affect their exercise of personal agency and resettlement in Australia. Efforts to improve their capability to exercise agency and resettlement should be premised on social structural affordances and environments that support their participation and contribution to Australian society. One way that these supportive affordances could be created is through refugee immigrants' improved access to and meaningful engagement with the Australian vocational education...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Disadvantaged; Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Culture and society; Research; Literacy

Keywords: Refugees; Migrants; Social exclusion; TAFE; Case study

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Also called: Refugee immigrants: addressing social exclusion by promoting agency in the Australian vocational education and training sector

Pages: pp. 76-96

Related items: TD/TNC 116.02

Resource type: Book chapter

Call number: TD/TNC 116.43

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