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Geographica Helvetica
Geogr. Helv., 72, 217-226, 2017
http://www.geogr-helv.net/72/217/2017/
doi:10.5194/gh-72-217-2017
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16 May 2017
Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers – processes of subject formation and feelings of belonging in the context of educational experiences in Switzerland
Barbara Bitzi and Sara Landolt

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Drawing on ethnographic research in a center for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (UAM) in Switzerland we explored educational experiences of UAM. Our results show that attending internal schools should be time-bound as it can hinder the recognition of UAM’s previously acquired educational knowledge. Further, UAM attending mainstream schools experience feelings of not belonging, which seem to be caused by having the life experiences of a UAM and stereotypes about refugees and asylum seekers.
Drawing on ethnographic research in a center for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (UAM) in...
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