Coercive Concern or Legitimate Worries? The Encounter between Refugee families and Day-care Institutions in Denmark

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Abstract

This paper discusses the encounter between refugee families and day-care institutions in Denmark. By taking a dual perspective that explores both the experiences of refugee children and parents on one hand, and the point of view of pedagogues on the other, our research seeks to generate new knowledge about an important challenge facing day-care institutions across Europe. Drawing on empirical material from an ongoing ethnographic fieldwork, the paper examines the ways in which children from refugee families in four different daycare institutions are perceived and treated depending on their legal status and their family situation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventECER 2017: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research - Campus Carlsberg, København, Denmark
Duration: 22 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Conference

ConferenceECER 2017
LocationCampus Carlsberg
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityKøbenhavn
Period22/08/1725/08/17

Keywords

  • children and youth
  • education, professions and jobs

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