'School is where you need to be equal and learn’: Insights from students of refugee backgrounds on learning and engagement in Victorian secondary schools

'School is where you need to be equal and learn’: Insights from students of refugee backgrounds on learning and engagement in Victorian secondary schools

19 March 2019

This report presents findings of research into what helps students of refugee backgrounds learn and engage at school.

This report is published by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House).

This report presents the findings of a research project conducted by the Schools Support Program that sought out the insights of students of refugee backgrounds on the barriers and facilitators to learning and engagement at school.

It presents findings and recommendations covering the following themes:

  • learning
  • peer relationships
  • teacher–student relationships
  • careers and pathways
  • multiple pressures and mental health
  • transition and orientation
  • school engagement with families
  • community links
  • financial hardship
  • material assistance.

Download the report via the Foundation House website (PDF)

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