Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences
International Development and Service
International Development and Service, MA
refugee children, in-service teachers, high-income country, education, trauma
The numbers of children affected by war continues to grow as conflicts around the globe begin, continue, and are reignited forcing them from their homes in search of safety. Children currently make up more than half of the worlds refugees. These children are at risk of poor psychosocial development as a result of the traumatizing experiences of their migratory process. Upon arrival to high-income host-countries, children are placed in the school systems, as a primary place of first contact schools can be a place of sanctuary for children and develop positive psychosocial growth. This study seeks to understand the experiences and outcomes of being a refugee on a child and the impacts schools can have on their lives.
McIlwain, Claire, "The Life of a Child Refugee: How Host-Country Schools Can Create Positive Growth" (2017). MA IDS Thesis Projects. 46.