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Provisions of language training and education for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ireland.

Mooney, David (2000) Provisions of language training and education for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ireland. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The goal of this dissertation is to ascertain if Ireland, as a host country for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, is meeting the educational and language needs of those Refugees and Asylum Seekers who find themselves in this country.
A combination of practical research (case studies and questionnaires) and literary review was carried out.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers are a potentially vulnerable group. They must come terms with loss while adapting to a new life and language. Attending school or language classes restores a sense of normality to the Refugees or Asylum Seekers life.

Schools can play an important role in the process of recovery by helping Refugee and Asylum Seeking children to become effective learners as quickly as possible.

To ensure positive outcomes, issues such as language support, curriculum content, resources management and the training of teachers must be addressed.

This is particularly relevant as this dissertation has found that current provisions for first and second language support and development are not sufficient and do not meet the needs of Refugees and Asylum Seekers living in Ireland.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language Services
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 01 May 2010 15:35
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2015 10:49
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/161

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