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Freirean critical consciousness in a refugee context: a case study of Syrian refugees in Jordan

Magee, A; Pherali, T; (2019) Freirean critical consciousness in a refugee context: a case study of Syrian refugees in Jordan. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education , 49 (2) pp. 266-282. 10.1080/03057925.2017.1403312. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper argues that education underpinned by critical pedagogies offers an alternative for engaging with the complexities of conflict, peace and social transformation in refugee contexts. Drawing upon a semi-ethnographic qualitative study with a focus on a non-formal educational programme for supporting Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth, we find that participatory pedagogies provide a promising mechanism for reaching out-of-school refugees in host communities. However, a series of intersecting factors, namely the perception that empowerment education is antithetical to the goal of gaining certification, leads to manipulation of the pedagogies. Hence, empowerment education risks being co-opted by the ‘banking model’ of education. The paper critiques the dominant market-oriented education and suggests an alternative approach to engage with challenges in refugee contexts.

Type: Article
Title: Freirean critical consciousness in a refugee context: a case study of Syrian refugees in Jordan
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/03057925.2017.1403312
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2017.1403312
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Refugee education, Jordan, Syrian crisis, critical pedagogies, social transformation
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10040760
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