Learning as agency among the unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Turkey

Tibet, Eda Elif (7 July 2016). Learning as agency among the unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Turkey (Unpublished). In: Crossing Borders Conference. Transnational Cooperative and the Aegean University Lesvos, Greece. 7.-10.7.2016.

This research, intends to find out how young unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Turkey face educational barriers, deploy personal agencies and various forms of learning strategies as processes leading to securing mobile livelihoods. Agency will be looked at in terms of transformation and becoming out/of given contexts in times of great uncertainty. The data to be presented in this paper has been collected over a seven months of fieldwork period conducted in a state care facility (Child and Youth Support Center, ÇOGEM) for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers placed in Istanbul and among the ex-minors. By adopting storytelling as a methodology in collecting transnational biographies of education, two life stories of different learning strategies will be narrated through the formation of a participatory radio show programme that has taken place in the state care facility as part of the research. By looking at the politics and provisions of the state’s education responses to the unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Turkey, these data give new insights into various learning strategies among the unaccompanied minor asylum seekers and their interconnections to the current institutional and political frameworks and wider transnational shifting social realities.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Geographies of Sustainability > Unit Critical Sustainability Studies (CSS)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Geographies of Sustainability
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Tibet, Eda Elif

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lisa Alvarado Grefa

Date Deposited:

19 Sep 2019 10:11

Last Modified:

19 Sep 2019 10:11

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URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126531

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