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Guidelines in facilitating refugee learners in their social adjustment to a foreign school environment

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacobs, I. F.
dc.contributor.author Naude, Carina
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-03T12:30:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-03T12:30:14Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2775
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to develop Gestalt guidelines for teachers working with refugee learners. These guidelines seek to assist teachers when facilitating refugee learners in their social adjustment to a new school environment. The researcher made use of the first four stages of the Design and Development model of intervention research. These stages included problem analysis and project planning, information gathering and synthesis, design, and the early development of the guidelines. For the purpose of this study, semi-structured focus groups were conducted with teachers working with refugee learners. The social adjustment process was then viewed in the context of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory. Existing literature on the social adjustment of refugee learners in the South-African school system and literature on the Gestalt philosophy was used together with functional elements of existing social adjustment models to develop guidelines for teachers when facilitating refugee learners in their social adjustment to a new school environment. Throughout this research study, the refugee learner has been referred to as “he”. This was done for practical reasons only and no gender discrimination was intended. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 132 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Refugee en
dc.subject Trauma and loss en
dc.subject Xenophobia en
dc.subject Social adjustment of refugee learners en
dc.subject Gestalt guidelines en
dc.subject.ddc 371.82691
dc.subject.lcsh Immigrants -- Education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Classroom management -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnopsychology
dc.title Guidelines in facilitating refugee learners in their social adjustment to a foreign school environment en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Practical Theology
dc.description.degree M. Diac. (Play Therapy)


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