Research relating to the education and employment of refugees and asylum seekers in London covers areas such as skills, training, volunteering, work experience and schooling.
Issues covered in the research range from the barriers facing refugees and asylum seekers in securing employment to the experiences of refugee and asylum seeker pupils in London schools and the appropriateness of English language courses for speakers of other languages.
Asylum seekers and volunteering in Europe: A transnational report based on experiences in Hungary, France and England, EASI Development Partnership, 2007
This publication reports on a series of practical initiatives of asylum seeking and volunteering in Hungary, France and England to find out about the impact of volunteering on asylum seeker volunteers, organisations involved and the wider community. These initiatives were set up by EXCHANGES: a partnership made up of Development Partnerships from each of the aforementioned countries under the umbrella organization EQUAL - a European Social Fund programme.
Employment, Skills and Training Needs of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Recent Migrants in Haringey, Marc Craw, Steve Jefferys and Anna Paraskevopoulou, Working Lives Research Institute, 2007
The report aims to answer the following research questions. What are the nature and impact of barriers to the labour market for refugees, asylum seekers and recent migrants in Haringey and what are the employment and training needs of these groups? What attitudes do local employers and providers of education and training hold about these groups? What is the skill base of these three groups in comparison with the requirements of the local labour market?
Raising the achievement of Somali pupils: challenges and school responses, Feyisa Demiw, Kristin Lewis and Christabel McLean, London Borough of Lambeth, 2007
This research aims to understand the school experiences of Somali heritage pupils and explore reasons for achievement and underachievement for these pupils. Strategies employed by schools to raise achievement are also considered.