Refugee Children Education and Social Work according to the Perspective of Education Experts in Greece

Stavros Fragkos


This paper describes the way that education system in Greece approaches refugee children. In particular, it brings out the point of view of educational specialists as well as social workers. The central aim of this article is to bring to the surface new perspectives related to the intervention in the social integration of refugees. It is a qualitative research based on the principles of grounded theory. The sample consisted of social workers and teachers who worked in schools attended by refugee children. Semi-structured interviews with open-ended questions were conducted. The results yield a variety of useful information that can be used by scientists specialized in the field. Issues such as holistic intervention, individualized analysis of cases, training of specialists dealing with the education of refugees are some of the central points of this research. In conclusion, it can be noted that it is a complex effort which requires a good prepared organization of the educational system as well as the society hosting refugees. Ιn conclusion, the results of this research can be used by all experts in the field so as to create significant and effective changes.


Refuge Children; Education; Social Work

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