Problematizing Immigration Restrictions during COVID-19 in the Social Studies Classroom

Research in Social Sciences and Technology

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Title Problematizing Immigration Restrictions during COVID-19 in the Social Studies Classroom
 
Creator McCorkle, William David
 
Description In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected almost every corner of the globe, nations largely closed their borders and restricted or completely halted immigration. This stance, while understandable, raises questions about how ideas of inclusivity and immigrant rights can be maintained in the midst of chaos and insecurity. This article based in the framework of critical border and migration studies provides an overview of the evolution of immigration policies during the crisis and examines how social studies teachers can problematize assumptions of restrictive immigration policies during times of uncertainty and connect the current situation with past times of crisis. Though this is relevant to teachers from all countries, there is a particular focus on the United States context. Central to the argument is that the ideals of a more open and inclusive immigration system must be maintained even during times of fear and panic. This work builds upon pedagogical scholarship on immigration in the social studies classroom while applying these ideas to the problematic and unique circumstances of immigration during a pandemic.
 
Publisher Research in Social Sciences and Technology- OpenED Network
 
Date 2020-11-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
text
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ressat.org/index.php/ressat/article/view/504
10.46303/ressat.05.03.1
 
Source Research in Social Sciences and Technology; Vol 5 No 3 (2020): Research in Social Sciences and Technology; 1-24
2468-6891
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ressat.org/index.php/ressat/article/view/504/89
 
Coverage immigration, critical migration, coronavirus, immigrant rights, COVID-19
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Social Sciences and Technology
 

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