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Candappa et al. (2007) Education and schooling for asylum-seeking and refugee students in Scotland: an exploratory study

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Candappa et al’s (2007) is a Scottish Executive Schools Directorate commissioned study which investigates the provision of education for refugee and asylum seeking pupils in Scotland. Exploring a range of related issues, the study’s principle aim was to identify best practice for integrating these pupils into the Scottish education system, based on the authors’ examination of existing provision. The study also takes account of policy and practice within two local authorities in England. The Scottish based research with chosen primary and secondary schools, was conducted in two Scottish cities (which remain anonymous in the report) and included interviews with senior staff, children and parents, in addition to a survey conducted with Scottish Education Authorities. Overall, this study highlights the numerous factors which affect refugee and asylum seeking children’s well-being, and ultimately underlines that all children in Scotland have entitlement to a full education.

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Candappa, M., Ahmad, M., Balata, B., Dekhinit, R. and Gocmen, D. (2007) Education and schooling for asylum seeking and refugee students in Scotland: an exploratory study. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

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