18 June 2018

Thematic Focus: Education

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The main focus of UNESCO's forthcoming 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) will be on migration and displacement. It will "present evidence on the implications of migration and displacement for education systems but also the impact that reforming education curricula, pedagogical approaches and teacher preparation can have on addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by migration and displacement." The report will be launched on 20 November 2018; read the concept note for additional background info. In the interim, check the GEM blog as it will be posting related opinion pieces, and respond to this request for info for a background paper "on initiatives on higher education for refugees and asylum seekers globally."


Education under Attack 2018 (Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Handbook for Teaching English to Afghan Women Refugees, MA Field Project (Univ. of San Francisco, May 2018) [text]

Higher Education and Syrian Refugee Students (Issam Fares Institute, July 2017)
- Project with UNESCO "to assess the impact of the conflict in Syria and the results of the crisis on tertiary education in host countries, including Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey." Follow links for country reports; there is not one available yet for Egypt.

Innovations for Improving Access to and Quality of Education for Urban Refugees (Education Plus Development Blog, May 2018) [text]

"International Students in the United States," Migration Information Source, 9 May 2018 [text]

Is the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living Nearby a Refugee Camp? Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda, Working Paper, no. 18 (UNU-WIDER, 2018) [text]

A Lost Generation: No Education, No Dreams for Rohingya Refugee Children (IRIN, May 2018) [text]

"Moving Forward: Educational Outcomes for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Exiting Foster Care in the United States," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 31, no. 2 (June 2018) [ResearchGate]

No Lost Generation: Supporting the School Participation of Displaced Syrian Children in Lebanon, Innocenti Working Paper, no. 6 (Unicef, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

(Re)Claiming Social Capital: Improving Language and Cultural Pathways for Students from Refugee Backgrounds into Australian Higher Education (Univ. of Newcastle, Curtin Univ. &Macquarie Univ., May 2018) [text via APO]
- See also related Univ. of Newcastle news story and The Conversation post.

UC Davis Launches Digital Tool in Lebanon to Help Syrian Refugees Reclaim Right to Education (UC Davis, June 2018) [text]

"Universities & Their Duty to Help Refugees," IPS, 13 June 2018 [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 1 (27 April 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 2 (27 April 2018)

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