Nihaya M M Jaber


Office: St Andrew's Building, University of Glasgow, G3 6NH

Research title: Curriculum and Pedagogy Effects on Muslim Immigrant Students’ Identities

Research Summary

My research explores the role Syrian Muslim refugee parents play in mediating their children’s education, and what concerns and aspirations they express about their new educational settings. It also investigates processes of identity negotiation for both children's and parents at the school interface. This research reports on an interview study with 12 families involving parents and school-aged children.

RQ1: What are the Syrian parents refugee’s aspirations and concerns for their children in the different school settings they have attended in terms of curriculum and pedagogy?

RQ2: What school settings have the children experienced? And how each one is different/similar? What kind of experience have their children had?

RQ3: How have students’ identities been accommodated by the different school settings?


HESPAL scholarship
Full scholarship for PhD programme at University of Glasgow (2018-2022)

Fulbright scholarship
Full scholarship for master's programme in USA (2014-2016)

 SUSI program (Student Leaders on New Media in Journalism) 

A full student  leaders scholarship that worth more than $25,000  to study for five weeks in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication- Washington State University (June 15-July 21. 2012)

Student Scholarship of Photojournalism competition

A grant awarded by the French Consulate-Palestine to spend one week to explore the French culture (June 2011)


BERA (2021)

presented a paper: ('I feel illiterate'; How Syrian refugee parents support their children education)


University of Glasgow_ UK

Spring 2020:   Graduate Teaching Assistant- Course: Developing Literacy (EDUC 5349)

Palestine University_ Palestine


Spring 2017:   teaching students Introduction to English and Writing (core course).

2016-2018:     ESL teacher

Al-Azhar University _ Palestine


Spring 2018:    Teaching Linguistics 1, and Writing 2 for freshmen. (core courses)

Fall 2017:         Teaching Reading 1, and Writing 1 for freshmen. (core courses)

Spring 2017:     Teaching freshmen linguistics (core course)

Fall 2016:          Teaching juniors a course of Writing (core course)