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Provisoriets pedagogik som politisk praktik: om utbildningsaktivism för afghanska papperslösa elever i Iran

Fregert Tolgraven, Maja LU (2017) GNVK02 20171
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
58 million children around the world lack access to education, and another 250 million children only have access to unfit schools with poor quality. Through interviews with volunteer teachers and social workers conducted during three weeks of fieldwork in Tehran, this study maps the educational situation of undocumented Afghan migrant children living in Iran, in order to understand the role of education for children in limbo, and to examine the motives behind social activism. The study shows how many Afghan students lack access to formal schools despite an official policy guaranteeing every child education regardless of their legal status, which makes alternative schools run by NGOs play an important role in ensuring education and a space... (More)
58 million children around the world lack access to education, and another 250 million children only have access to unfit schools with poor quality. Through interviews with volunteer teachers and social workers conducted during three weeks of fieldwork in Tehran, this study maps the educational situation of undocumented Afghan migrant children living in Iran, in order to understand the role of education for children in limbo, and to examine the motives behind social activism. The study shows how many Afghan students lack access to formal schools despite an official policy guaranteeing every child education regardless of their legal status, which makes alternative schools run by NGOs play an important role in ensuring education and a space of belonging, safety and creativity for this group. The alternative schools become an important counterforce to the politically and socially marginalized situation many Afghans face in Iran. Based on fieldwork findings, the study argues that activists involved in education activism challenge the controlling Iranian regime as well as western ideas of political mobilization through their everyday creation of an alternative. In this way, civil society proves to be a powerful political force with transformative impact on gender equality and integration. (Less)
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Fregert Tolgraven, Maja LU
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GNVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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education, social activism, civil society, migration, utbildning, social aktivism, civilsamhälle, Iran
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Swedish
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8911109
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  abstract     = {58 million children around the world lack access to education, and another 250 million children only have access to unfit schools with poor quality. Through interviews with volunteer teachers and social workers conducted during three weeks of fieldwork in Tehran, this study maps the educational situation of undocumented Afghan migrant children living in Iran, in order to understand the role of education for children in limbo, and to examine the motives behind social activism. The study shows how many Afghan students lack access to formal schools despite an official policy guaranteeing every child education regardless of their legal status, which makes alternative schools run by NGOs play an important role in ensuring education and a space of belonging, safety and creativity for this group. The alternative schools become an important counterforce to the politically and socially marginalized situation many Afghans face in Iran. Based on fieldwork findings, the study argues that activists involved in education activism challenge the controlling Iranian regime as well as western ideas of political mobilization through their everyday creation of an alternative. In this way, civil society proves to be a powerful political force with transformative impact on gender equality and integration.},
  author       = {Fregert Tolgraven, Maja},
  keyword      = {education,social activism,civil society,migration,utbildning,social aktivism,civilsamhälle,Iran},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Provisoriets pedagogik som politisk praktik: om utbildningsaktivism för afghanska papperslösa elever i Iran},
  year         = {2017},
}