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'We are still here': The stories of Syrian academics in exile

Parkinson, Tom, Zoubir, Tarek, Abdullateef, Shaher, Abedtalas, Musallam, Alyamani, Ghana, Al Ibrahim, Ziad, Al Husni, Majdi, Alhaj Omar, Fuad, Iboor, Fadi, Allito, Husam, and others. (2018) 'We are still here': The stories of Syrian academics in exile. International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, 20 (3/4). pp. 132-147. ISSN 2396-7404. (doi:10.1108/IJCED-06-2018-0013) (KAR id:69355)

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The purposes of this paper are twofold: to generate insight into the experiences of Syrian

among academics in exile and with counterparts in the international academic community.


The study employs a hybrid visual-autobiographical narrative methodology, embedded within a

data, revealing the common and divergent experiences of twelve exiled academics. The second

exile; community building among dispersed academic communities; educational interventions by


The study makes an original contribution to the limited literature on post-2011 Syrian higher

strategic initiative for supporting and sustaining Syrian academia. This represents significant,

transferable insight for comparable contexts.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/IJCED-06-2018-0013
Uncontrolled keywords: Syria, Academic development, Exile, Visual Methods, Group Process, Higher Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Thomas Parkinson
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 14:14 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:58 UTC
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