Navigating the College Experience: The Human Faces of Refugees Students

Authors

  • Claudia Peralta BSU

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v12iWinter.3259

Keywords:

refugee, higher education, community cultural wealth

Abstract

As the refugee population continues to increase, the Trump administration continues to slash resettlement admissions framing refugees as a security threat. Education is a fundamental human right, and it is the best avenue for self-reliance. This paper explores how refugee students conform to, and persist schooling. Using Critical Race Theory as a framework, evidence of “sticky mess” or racial inequalities (Espinoza and Harris, 1997) was shown to impact the lives of all participants. However, the strength of community cultural wealth (Yosso, 2005) assuaged the negative didactic experiences. Analysis of the dialogic semi-structured interviews that compromised the data set focused on the refugees’ lives and educational experiences in their journey to the U.S.

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Published

2020-12-08

How to Cite

Peralta, C. (2020). Navigating the College Experience: The Human Faces of Refugees Students. Journal of Comparative &Amp; International Higher Education, 12(Winter), 199–220. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v12iWinter.3259

Issue

Section

Winter 2020 Special Edition: Thriving in the Face of Adversity (Refugees)