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The purpose of this study was to analyse and explore the experiences of eight first year physical education teachers who have taught Sudanese refugee students. Interviews were conducted at the end of each participant's first year of teaching. The findings of this study highlight the vast different learning styles of students from Sudan and the strategies that these teacher’s trialled and incorporated into their lessons in an attempt to minimise the disruptions that they experienced when first introduced to the students. The results of this study, together with information from the literature, suggest that the training and education of teacher’s in Australia must incorporate strategies for teaching students from different backgrounds, cultures and living situations to better facilitate the inclusion of them in school based activities and learning.

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