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Educational Experiences of Afghans: Learning from Afghan Refugee Students & Families

This facilitated panel discussion featured Afghan parents and students. It discussed background context, schooling in Afghanistan, research findings related to Afghan refugee high school young women, and implications for practice. The parent and student panel discussion included the following themes:

  • What are schools like in Afghanistan?
  • What are some of the challenges for students when they start school in the U.S.?
  • What are some of the challenges for parents when their children start school in the U.S.? And how can schools involve parents in their children’s education?
  • What can schools do to help Afghan and other refugee students?
  • What do you want teachers in the U.S. to know about working with Afghan students and families?

For more on research findings, see: Turnbull, Sarah, “A Narrative Inquiry of Afghan Refugee High School Young Women: Experiences and Transnational Literacy Practices from Home Country to Resettlement.” Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2018.