Miller, Paul (2011) Editorial. Migration and Education. Power and Education, 3 (3). p. 192. ISSN 1757-7438

This Special Edition of Power and Education on the subject of Migration and Education could not
come at a more critical time. There is no ‘agreed’ definition for migration (International
Organisation for Migration, 2005); however, it is commonly held that migration is the physical
movement from one place to another. This may be in small or large groups. Education, which has
been used synonymously to schooling, is similarly problematic to define, and has been suggested
by Gregory (2002) to be concerned primarily with equipping minds to makes sense of the physical,
social and cultural worlds. From these definitions, a close relationship between migration and
education can be seen, which is being bolstered by the increased pace of globalisation. The
relationship between these two concepts – education and migration – one can deduce, is as
interrelated as they are dynamic. Nevertheless, interrelatedness is perhaps most noticeable in terms
of world trade, although less noticeable forms of interrelatedness such as government policies and
written and spoken communication skills are at play. The resulting interplay is a plethora of
opportunities and challenges, often premised on a shifting borderland narrative and manifested in
discourses around curricula and qualifications comparability, educational accreditation, social
justice and identity trajectories.

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