23 SES 03 D JS, Discourses and Practices around Refugees, Migration, Interculturalism and Inclusion on Micro and Macro Levels; What Made Us Wiser and What Have We Learnt to Frame Future Research?
Joint Paper Session NW 20 and NW 23
Discourses on multi-culturalism and trans-nationalism have exploded in educational practices, policies and research. The recent (and still existing) ´refugee crisis’ is commonly framed inside these discourses, in positive cases applying their argumentation as justification of inclusive measures towards refugees. The aim of the presentation is to problematize the Euro-centric use of concepts such as globalization, recognition of (super)diversity, promoting free mobility etc. when reflecting the challenge of refugee to the ideas, policies and practices of education. (cf. Vertovec 2007.)
In my presentation I argue that the (deliberate) failure to make a difference between mobility, migration and refugee in dominant discourses have a fatal effect to the ways in which ´refugee crisis´ is addressed in education. To start with, mobility belongs primarily to the policies and discourses promoting globalization, including educational markets and export, migration is mainly approached as a work or labour-market related phenomenon, but refugee is a flee from a place for getting protection.
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