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Towards best practice in educating and supporting separated children in Scotland Research Tender Specification

Funded by Scottish Refugee Council.

This project is a response to the Scottish Refugee Council tender request for research into the language, educational and well-being needs of separated children in Scotland and the extent to which these needs are being met by Glasgow Clyde College’s “16+ESOL Programme”, the only dedicated educational programme for these young people in Scotland aged 16-18.

The project will use pluralist methods (ethnographic observation, focus groups, telephone based interviews) with education professionals, stakeholder professionals and young people to address the following questions:

  1. What are the educational and well-being needs of 16-18 separated children arriving in Scotland (entering directly into college or transitioning to college from schools with 1-2 years education)?
  2. To what extent does the model, curriculum and pedagogy provided by Glasgow Clyde College meet these needs?
  3. How does the Glasgow Clyde College model of 16-18 year old education for separated children compare to international good practice?
  4. In addition to the Glasgow Clyde College model what is required to meet the educational and well-being needs of these young people?
  5. How can the curriculum, techniques and model be adopted across Scotland where there are smaller populations of separated children?

Total award value £17,225.50

People

Dr Sian Lucas
Dr Sian Lucas

Lecturer, Social Work

Dr Maggie Grant
Dr Maggie Grant

Research Fellow, Social Work

Professor Jane Callaghan
Professor Jane Callaghan

Director Child Wellbeing & Protection, Social Work

Dr Paul Rigby
Dr Paul Rigby

Lecturer, Social Work

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