Educating Somali Children in Britain: Needs, Concerns and Complexities
Mohamed Kahin has prepared this handbook to assist principals and teachers in Britain to respond to the Somali children in their school, many of whom ... Show synopsis Mohamed Kahin has prepared this handbook to assist principals and teachers in Britain to respond to the Somali children in their school, many of whom are recent refugees who have no experience of formal schooling. He provides a vivid picture of the land, and the political struggles that have driven people to leave it.The author offers insight into the Somali language and its rich oral literature and into the children's support needs for learning English as an additional language. He shares his inside knowledge and offers valuable guidance on the spiritual and emotional needs of Somali pupils, even on sensitive issues such as ritual infibulation of girls. Personal testimonies and brief case studies bring Somali children's immigration experience to life in a way that is relevant to all educators and carers working with these and other refugees.