Gender and Racism: Considerations for Digital Learning Among Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Denise Lengyel*, Ahmed Kharrufa, Stanfield James, Haley Powers, Bridget Lara Stratford, Reem Talhouk

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Abstract

Young refugees and asylum seekers (RAS) in the UK face barriers related to language and accessing formal schooling. While HCI research has focused on migration, less work has been done with young RAS and less so on how digital platforms may be used to support young RAS during times in which they are unable to access schooling. Through co-design workshops with young RAS in the UK, we explored social and contextual factors influencing their engagement in and experiences with digital tools to learn and develop their learning skills outside of school. Our findings highlight and nuance gender, culture and racism as factors that need to be accounted for when designing digital education tools for this population. More specifically, we detail how accounting for the aforementioned factors may inform the: (1) learning approaches that may underpin such technologies, (2) the timing and duration of digitally facilitated learning activities and (3) the platforms through which learning activities may be mediated. We argue that not accounting for these factors may result in reduced engagement and in propagating existing gender inequities. As such, our research contributes to a growing body of work focused on HCI, migration and education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2023
Subtitle of host publication19th IFIP TC13 International Conference, York, UK, August 28 – September 1, 2023, Proceedings, Part III
EditorsJosé Abdelnour Nocera, Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Helen Petrie, Antonio Piccinno, Marco Winckler
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages469-478
Number of pages10
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783031422867
ISBN (Print)9783031422850
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2023
EventINTERACT 2023: 19th International Conference of Technical Committee 13 (Human- Computer Interaction) of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing): Design for equality and justice design for equality and justice design for equality and justice - University of York, York, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Aug 20231 Sept 2023
https://interact2023.org/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
PublisherSpringer
NumberPart III
Volume14144
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceINTERACT 2023: 19th International Conference of Technical Committee 13 (Human- Computer Interaction) of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityYork
Period28/08/231/09/23
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