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CLIP 12457

Effects of immigration in a Syrian school

Effects of immigration in a Syrian school
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Key Info
  • Effects of immigration in a Syrian school
  • Duration: 03:33
  • Iraqi children in Syria as refugees explain how they feel about their education, and how the trauma of life in Iraq has affected their ability to concentrate at school and look to the future. The wait for a school place, and early childhood trauma can cause problems. The headteacher discusses the problems of a rising school population and the impact on overcrowding. We also see how religious and cultural differences can cause problems for pupils. First broadcast in August 2011 on BBC Four as part of the series, Syrian School.
  • Credits: The Open University/British Council
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies

       Topic:

    Environment and Sustainability

  • Keywords: schools, education, rights, pupils, teachers, refugee, immigration, immigrants, asylum seekers, Iraqi, Syria, connectingclassrooms
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in lessons on diversity, refugees, cultural difference and awareness. Find out more about BBC World Class: bbc.co.uk/worldclass/.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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