Barbara Gornik

Barbara Gornik
Science and Research Centre Koper · Institute for Social Studies

PhD

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January 2019 - January 2021
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
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  • Research Associate
October 2008 - present
Science and Research Centre Koper
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  • Resarch Associate

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Publications (21)
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In 1992, during the process of gaining national independence, the Slovenian government unlawfully erased 25,671 individuals, mainly citizens of other republics of the former Yugoslavia from the Slovenian Register of Permanent Residents. These individuals, who later become known as the Erased, became irregular foreigners; nevertheless, many of them...
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IF INTERESTED SEND ME A REQUEST FOR PRIVATE TEXT The book tackles the interpretation of the rights of the child and the best interests principle in the case of unaccompanied minor migrants in Europe at political, legal and practical levels. In its first part the book considers theoretical aspects of children’s rights and the best interests of the...
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The article explores the gap between policies and practices of integration of migrant children in Slovenian schools while rejecting the perception of integration as merely passive assimilation or simple one-way adaptation to the new social reality. The paper draws on secondary sources, interviews, and focus groups with members of the educational co...
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In this chapter we describe the concept of the child-centred approach as we understand and apply it in the MiCREATE project. First, we briefly explain the general principles of the child-centred approach as an epistemological approach that involves certain views about the nature of knowledge production and meaning-making. We then proceed with a des...
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The chapters of Migrant Children’s Integration and Education in Europe: Approaches, Methodologies and Policies pay attention to how we address issues related to the integration and inclusion of migrant children and young people, how we research the problems, what epistemological paths we follow, what methodological approaches we use and, consequent...
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Introduction to the book Migrant Children’s Integration and Education in Europe: Approaches, Methodologies and Policies
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The article analyses the impact of school closure during the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the integration process and reproduction of social inequalities among migrant learners in Slovenian schools. The article argues that school closure and consequent distance learning encouraged the reproduction of social inequalities between migrant and...
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The article looks at a child-centred approach to the integration of migrant children and discusses the principles of such an approach in the practice of policy-making. It argues that any child-centred policy must aim at fulfilling the fundamental participatory rights of children, in particular the right to be heard and express their views as basic...
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The aim of the article is to present how school closure and distance learning education in time of COVID-19 pandemic have been affecting migrant children and youth and their integration within the educational setting in Slovenia. Drawing on social inequality literature, the article particularly reflects on existing social inequalities that migrant...
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Prispevek obravnava vključevanje priseljenih otrok v slovenske šole. Pri tem izhajamo iz preliminarnih rezultatov mednarodnega projekta Micreate: Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe / Otroci priseljenci in priseljenske skupnosti v spreminjajoči se Evropi (EC-Horizont, 2019-2021). Rezultati kažejo na potrebo po razvoju celovite...
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The purpose of this chapter is to provide a general overview of sociological theories on migration, as well as the main themes that are examined in sociology concerning migration and migrants. Such topics include the causes, governance, the socio-legal context of migration, issues around integration and identity of migrants, nationalism, and xenoph...
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In this study, we present research conducted under an international project MiCREATE (Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe). Our research aims to analyse opinion, attitudes, and perceptions of teachers and headmasters about migrant children's integration. The scope of this research extends from migrant children's integration, o...
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The chapter discusses the results of a public opinion poll carried out in November 2015, during a period when between 3,000 and 12,000 migrants transited the Republic of Slovenia daily on the so-called Balkan refugee route. The principal aim of the analysis has been to assess the interrelatedness of the ideals of nationalism and cosmopolitanism on...
Technical Report
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This report presents a complex relationship between the members of the educational community and migrant children in the Slovenian context. It addresses the existing situation in primary and secondary schools in Slovenia related to the integration of the newly arrived migrant children and long-term residents. It describes perceptions, attitudes, an...
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Monografija Antropologije prava in človekov pravic izhaja iz dveh orientacij, antropološke zato, ker je pravo in človekove pravice opisuje kot etnografski objekt, in diskurzivne, ker jih pojasnjuje znotraj njihove odvisnosti od družbenih odnosov moči, modernih oblik oblasti in njihovih racionalnosti in vednosti. Delo ponuja vpogled v ključne izzive...
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In 1992, after the dissolution of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Slovenian government unlawfully erased 25,671 individuals—ethnically mainly Serbs, Croats, Bosnians, Macedonians, Montenegrins, and Roma—from the Register of Permanent Residents of Slovenia. The aim of this article is to analyze the logic of the governmental rationaliti...
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The paper brings attention to the ontological aspects of asylum. It considers the underlying presuppositions that determine what is to count as an asylum, how it is brought into being, what are its categorical and existential preconditions, what concepts it comprises, how it is practiced and so on. While acknowledging that asylum exists as a result...
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As a state party to the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees, the Republic of Slovenia is bound to respect everyone’s right to seek asylum and enjoy freedom from persecution. In response to the recent refugee crisis, government policies have shown that this supposedly universal human right is open to different interpretations; while the Universa...
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The chapter aims to overcome the framework of legal instrumentalism that is typical of conceiving children’s rights as a tool for their protection against the state. It aims to embrace the ontological, functional and semantic aspects of children’s rights and the best interests of unaccompanied minor migrants. It does not argue for elimination of th...

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The overall objective of the project is to stimulate inclusion of diverse groups of migrant children by adopting child-centered approach to migrant children integration on educational and policy level. Stemming from the need to revisit the existing integration policies, the research project aims at comprehensive examination of contemporary integration processes of migrant children in order empower them. The project is problem-driven and exploratory at the same time. Its exploratory part mainly concerns child-centered approach to understanding integration challenges, migrant needs and their well-being. However, the findings of the open-ended exploratory research will be used in an explicitly problem-driven way – with an aim to stimulate migrant inclusion, to empower migrants and build their skills already within the (participatory) research.
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The overall objective of the project is to stimulate inclusion of diverse groups of migrant children by adopting child-centered approach to migrant children integration on educational and policy level. The research project aims at comprehensive examination of contemporary integration processes of migrant children in order empower them. The findings of the open-ended exploratory research will be used in an explicitly problem-driven way – with an aim to stimulate migrant inclusion, to empower migrants and build their skills already within the (participatory) research.
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