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Knowledge translation to support early learning of refugee children and their families


SERAP Report

Professor Carol Reid, Dr Prathyusha Sanagavarapu, Dr Zainab Mourad



The research is based on a three-year study that focussed on developing understandings and resources to support current and future community hubs and centres with the settlement and early learning of refugee children and their families. Drawing on interviews, focus groups, and workshops in metropolitan, regional and rural areas across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, the Knowledge Translation Framework (KTF) was developed to capture the macro, meso and micro dimensions related to supporting family settlement, early learning and transition to school for refugee children. The framework underpinned the development of video pods, and an online database of current and desired web resources to enable knowledge sharing and collaboration, and to support professionals in their roles. The detailed findings of the study discuss the ways hub and centre leaders shared knowledge amongst themselves, the opportunities and challenges they navigated with refugee family settlement, and the ways in which COVID-19 provided insights that changed practices by increasing networking opportunities using digital platforms.

Title File name/URL File type & size Date Description
Final Report 31-Mar-2023 Full website for Project with video pods, worksheets, reports and translated materials.