People smuggling teacher resources

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A first year group assignment for students in the course EDC1200 at the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, Australia. This powerpoint presentation is our response to the question "How might education mediate difference and dominance?"


1. People SmugglingA Teachers Resource for Years 6-7By Amy McKay, Sky Robinson & Michelle Thompson 2. IntroductionAmy McKaySky RobinsonMichelle Thompson 3. Table of ContentsThe Brief OverviewTeacher Resources/Learning OutcomesFocus QuestionDefinitionsThe History of People SmugglingThe ProcessThe JourneyThe Arrival/The DeathsPeople Smugglers MotivesArrivals by Sea and AirDetention CentresUNHCR FactsPoliticsTeaching SuggestionsThe Australian CurriculumBrainstorming MapIndividual Brainstorming MapNewspaper ArticlePowerPointPamphletPosterGraphRecommended ReadingReferences 4. How might education mediate difference and dominance?By teaching students that difference is just that simply being different, and the world is an interesting place because of diversityIt is crucial to understand that no single ethnic group or person is better or more superior than any otherTolerance is needed to stop racism from occurring Society often portrays difference as less than by the hegemonic group, but difference does not mean deficit 5. Definitions Asylum Seekers Individuals who have sought international protection and whose claims for refugee status have not yet been determinedBoat People A term used in the media and elsewhere to describe asylum seekers who arrive by boat or attempt to arrive by boat without authority to enter Australia Displaced Persons People who flee their homes to escape conflict, violence, human rights abuses or other disasters (also known as forced migrants) Detainee Someone who is detained or held prisoner, or in custody without trialDeficit the amount by which a sum falls short 6. Definitions ContinuedDiaspora a dispersion, as of people of common national origin or beliefsDifference differing in character; having unlike qualities; dissimilar; separate or distinctDiversity the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness Dominance rule; control; authorityHegemonic leadership or predominant groupHome a place of ones domestic affections; ones native own country; where one has a sense of belongingImmigrate to pass or to come into a new habitat or place; to come into a country in which one is not a native for the purpose of permanent residence 7. Definitions ContinuedInternally Displaced Persons People or groups of individuals who have been forced to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, violence, violation of human rights or disasters of any type, and who have not crossed an international borderPeople smuggling/trafficking Recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring or receiving persons for the purpose of exploitation; by using or threatening force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power against them Refugees Those recognised in accordance with the UNHCR Statute; individuals granted complementary forms of protection; or those enjoying temporary protection Tolerance the disposition to be patient and fair towards those whose opinions or practices differ from ones own; the appreciation of diversityUNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees (established in 1951 after the Vietnam War) 8. The History of People SmugglingThe First WaveThe first boat arrived in Darwin in April 1976, carrying five Indochinese menOver the next five years, 2,059 Vietnamese boats arrived, with the last documented in August 1981 9. The History of People SmugglingThe Second WaveThe arrival of twenty-seven Indochinese asylum seekers in November 1981 During the following nine years, boats arrived at the rate of 300 per year mostly from Cambodia, Vietnam and southern China 10. The History of People SmugglingThe Third WaveIn 1999, asylum seekers (predominately from the Middle East), began to arrive often in larger numbers than previously and usually with the assistance of people smugglers 11. The ProcessA basic, 18m wooden fishing boat is purchased. 12. A fake passport is obtained for $13,000 in Iran, and a one-way ticket to Jakarta is bought. 13. The asylum seekers are bundled into a black van, then driven to an isolated house in Bogorwhere they are left alone for up to 25 days (any mobiles are confiscated) and they are forced to hand over another $4,400 for the last leg of the trip.


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