Forced Migration and Critical Human Rights: Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges
The presentation maps the responses from world nations to forced migration. It unpacks the definition, causes and different types of forced migration that are crucial to locating and contextualising the educational experiences. Forced migrants are positioned as ‘the other’ and are disconnected from mainstream discourses affecting educational outcomes both for individuals and communities. By locating the discussion within notions of ‘super diversity’, human rights and social justice education, the presentation challenges the marginalising discourses of society by helping to shape a narrative which incorporates and values the experiences of those affected by displacement.
Associate Professor Loshini Naidoo
Associate Professor Naidoo lectures in social justice education at Western Sydney University. She has a flourishing research profile on equity and access in disadvantaged communities both nationally and internationally. She has made a significant contribution to refugee education as socially just practice/praxis through the lens of forced migration. She has won multiple Australian teaching awards including an international award from Duke University, North Carolina, for her outstanding work as an educator. She studied forced migration at Oxford University and was one of eight distinguished keynote speakers invited by the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to speak on refugee education. She served on the NSW refugee resettlement roundtable and her work has been used by the Department of Social Services in its cultural orientation program for newly arrived Syrian refugees.
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