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Global Education Colloquium
Start Date: 11/20/2019Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 11/20/2019End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description
Schooling at the Intersection of Refugee Identity and (Dis)Ability): Implications for North Korean Students with Refugee Backgrounds
Note: This event will also be streamed live at https://drexel.edu/soe/resources/event-series/gec/November-20-2019-event/.
Yosung Song, PhD
Moravian College

In this talk, Dr. Song shares the results of a qualitative study examining the intersecting experiences of (dis)ability and refugee backgrounds for North Korean students. Researchers have previously found that school-age refugees and asylum-seekers are frequently characterized as experiencing physical, emotional, or psychological disabilities or disorders in schools because of the adversity that they face and a lack of adequate resources during their refugee journey. In their relocated society, many refugee students are interpreted as having disabilities or receiving special education services. While refugee experiences are often framed as causing deficits in students, the purpose of this study was to better understand the interplay of (dis)ability and refugee identity at a school that publicly proclaimed refugee experience as an asset. Dr. Song shares implications and recommendations directed to educators, school administrators, and practitioners who work with diverse student demographics, including those with refugee backgrounds.

Dr. Yosung Song is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Moravian College. She received her PhD in Special Education and Disability Studies at Syracuse University. Her research interests include the intersection of disability and refugee identity, and implementing inclusive practices to support diverse students, especially those with refugee backgrounds.
Contact Information:
Name: Anthony Hopkins
Phone: 215-895-0900
Email: ajh357@drexel.edu
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