The Education Crisis of Displaced Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh : A comparison of the Discussion in Online National and International Newspaper Articles

University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik

Abstract: News coverage regarding Rohingya refugees who are considered as one of the most vulnerable communities in the world has been increased after the military crackdown took place in Myanmar in August 2017. The study discusses how the national and international newspaper articles addresses the education crisis for displaced Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh. The study begins with the concept of Rohingya refugees and their historical background to understand the root cause of the crisis. The previous studies present the relevancy of the available data and findings of the scientific researches for a clear understanding of the Rohingya refugee context. Further, this study employs the Discourse-Historical Approach (DHA) in Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a theoretical and methodological framework to analyze the discursive representations of the education crisis for the Rohingya refugee children. Despite the differences from the ideological point of view, the articles from four different newspapers contributes to present findings using two different analytical frameworks of DHA. The conclusion of the study presents the summary of the findings and the recommendation for the future research.

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