Handbook of Research on Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education

Handbook of Research on Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education

Isabel María Gómez Barreto (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Release Date: June, 2021|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 468
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7283-2
ISBN13: 9781799872832|ISBN10: 1799872831|EISBN13: 9781799872856
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Migration movements have been a constant in the societies of the past, as well as in postmodern society. However, in the past ten years, the increase in political, economic, and religious conflict amongst nations; the increase of the poverty index; and many and various natural disasters have duplicated the forced displacement of millions of people across the seven continents of the planet. This situation brings important challenges in terms of the vulnerability, inequity, and discrimination that certain peoples suffer. Professionals from the fields of the social sciences, education, psychology, and international law share the fact that education represents an opportunity for children and young migrants to become members with full rights in the societies they arrive in. Empirical studies show that that the implementation of the right to education for migrants presents some challenges and dilemmas to the governments of host countries and more specifically to the education centers, NGOs, universities, and the professionals working in them, hence the need for more research on these issues of immigration, refugees, social justice, and intercultural education.

The Handbook of Research on Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education provides visibility to issues such as the increase in migration and displacement and the difficulties in political agreements, educational contexts, and in cultural issues, stigmatization, vulnerability, social exclusion, racism, and hatred amongst host communities. This book gives possible solutions to this current complex situation and helps foster and promote sensitivity, perspective, and critical thinking for a respectful and tolerant coexistence and promotion of equity and social justice. The chapters promote cultural diversity and inclusion in classrooms by offering knowledge, strategies, and research on organizational development for educational institutions and multicultural environments. This book is essential for administrators, policymakers, leaders, teachers, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the promotion of social justice in education for immigrants and refugees.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Active Citizenship
  • Antiracist Pedagogies
  • Educational Inclusion
  • Feminist Pedagogies
  • Higher Education
  • Immigrants
  • Intercultural Education
  • Refugees
  • Social Inclusion
  • Social Justice
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Editor/Author Biographies

Isabel Maria Gómez Barreto is a PhD in Education, UNED, Madrid, Spain. She has a Master’s in Management in Education and a degree in Psychopedagogy. She is a specialist teacher in Special Education, Research Professor in the Department of Pedagogy Knowledge, Teaching and School Organization, Education Faculty, University Castilla-La Manca. Coordinator of the degree of the Teacher Degree in Early Childhood Education and Coordinator of the Teacher Training Master on the Albacete campus of the University of Castilla La Mancha. Spain. Research lines include initial training and professional development of teachers, thought and learning, intercultural education. Publications in national and international indexed scientific journals, participation and direction in national and foreign educational innovation and research projects. Research stays at Florida International University and Harvard University, USA. Development of teacher training activities in Spanish universities, in North America and South America.

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