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Melanie Baak

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Engagement with African-Australian families in South Australian Catholic schools

This project was initiated by Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) with the African Catholic Council and Archdiocese of Adelaide in response to concerns that some African-Australian families were experiencing barriers in accessing Catholic education for their children, and some families whose children were in Catholic...
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Improving educational outcomes for students from refugee backgrounds in the South Australian Certificate of Education project

While this project was based on two case study schools, the practices described in the framework can be used by all schools supporting students from refugee backgrounds who are undertaking their senior secondary school certificate of education.
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Overcoming the ‘hidden injuries’ of students from refugee backgrounds: the importance of caring teacher-student relationships

The schooling experiences of refugee background students prior to being resettled in Australia significantly shape their transitions into Australian schools. This chapter presents a case study of six young people from Sudanese refugee backgrounds. With a focus on discipline and student-teacher relationships, I argue that...