Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education
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Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education

Isabel María Gómez Barreto (Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain)
Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799872832|ISBN10: 1799872831|EISBN13: 9781799872856|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7283-2


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 five 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 in common the fact that Education represents an opportunity for children and young migrants to become members with full rights in the societies they arrive into. 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 in them.

This publication provides relevant information to the academic community in the field of Social Sciences, Education and Psychology firstly by bringing visibility to issues such as the increase in migration and displacement, the difficulties in political agreements amongst the most powerful governments, the various issues of stigmatization, vulnerability and social exclusion of migrant families, and the racism and hatred that sometimes is carried by host communities. It further provides results of relevant research as well as proposals for innovative intervention measures. The book provides possible solutions to the current complex situation that demands actions and commitment from all citizens of the world so as to contribute to the sustainable development goals. Furthermore, the book encourages the civil society to understand the world’s issues of our time in order to get more involved in them through education. This book brings the needed transformative process in education by considering the most pressing needs of our interconnected global society.

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