Public concern for the well-being of children held in detention in Australia has been revealed through a National Inquiry. Evidence indicates that children are detrimentally affected by the detention environment on many levels. The discussion here focuses on the question of education. A 'dual strategic approach' is advocated, which calls for the urgent needs of children to be met within a context of concerted measures to end mandatory detention.
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YASMINE JOY FAUZEE (2003) In the Eyes of a Child - behind the wire: education for children in mandatory detention in Australia, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 4(1), 90-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/ciec.2003.4.1.9