Refugees are physically and symbolically 'out of place', their position forcing receiving states to address issues of rights and moral obligations. This book is concerned with asylum-seeking and refugee children in the UK whose presence represents a litmus test of state commitment to human rights, equality and justice for all children.
The Politics of Compassion and Belonging.
HALLELI PINSON is Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Research Fellow at the Van-Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel. Her research focuses on young people's political identities, citizenship education and social conflict and the interface between government immigration and educational policy in the UK. She recently won the prestigious Alon Fellowship. Her publications include Citizenship, Education and Social Conflicts. MADELEINE ARNOT is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK and Director of the Youth, Gender and Citizenship project in Africa and South East Asia. She has published extensively on educational issues relating to citizenship, social inequality and social justice. Her recent publications include Gender Education and Equality in a Global Context and Educating the Gendered Citizen and articles on educational policy in relation to teacher responses to asylum seeking students. MANO CANDAPPA is Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Her research focuses on childhoods, social care, education, migration, the experiences of refugees and asylum-seeking children and families. Recent publications include Education and Schooling for Asylum-Seeking and Refugee Students in Scotland.