'Our Narratives: The Education of Refugee Young People'
Knowledge Exchange Fellow:
Dr Ellie Ott | Department of Education, Rees Centre | University of Oxford
Oxfordshire UASC Orientation Programme Key 2 | National Association of Virtual School Heads
Our Narratives: The Education of Unaccompanied Migrant Young People will provide partners with the grounding to make meaning out of the educational aspirations and experiences of young asylum-seekers in England and concomitantly challenge media narratives and adapt practice to improve these experiences. The project partners with the Oxford Orientation Programme for newly arrived unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people and the National Association of Virtual School Heads, a group that supports the education of all children in care, including unaccompanied migrant young people. This project includes a flexible, participatory research design to enable a two-way exchange in knowledge and collects narratives through interviews with migrant young people. This work aims to share knowledge and enable human connections around the education of these young people locally, nationally, and internationally.