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Refugee Education in an International Perspective

On a street in Bamako, there is a huge banner hanging from a wall. It shows the slogan of the poster campaign and photos of different people (refugees).
“Get to know refugees, people like you and me“ – Poster campaign of the UNHCR in Bamako, Mali, June 2015.
Copyright: UNHCR Mali / Seydou Camara None. The legal regulation applies.

In 2015, the number of worldwide refugees escaping from war, conflict zones and poverty has risen dramatically. Especially in Europe, this has caused a fierce debate about how to treat these refugees. You can find English information on refugee education in Germany on our partner portal eduserver.
On the other hand, the Education Worldwide team has compiled a small webdossier for you on refugee education from an international perspective. The resources are sorted as follows:


International Refugee Aid and Policy

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The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a UN Agency supporting the protection and the rights of refugees all over the world. This includes the right to education, among others.The education site of UNHCR provides information on UNHCR's activities in refugee education. This includes programmes and projects, [...]

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The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) consists of more than 11,500 individual members and 130 partner organizations in 170 countries. You will find well-known organisations like UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, World Vision or Save the Children among the members. The website provides ample information on activities, [...]

Die vorliegenden Publikation legt die Bildungsstrategie des Hohen Flüchtlingskommissars der Vereinten Nationen für 2012 bis 2016 dar. Zielgruppe dieser Strategie sind junge Flüchtlinge in und aus Krisenregionen weltweit. [Zusammenfassung: Redaktion Bildung Weltweit].;;;This publication presents the educational strategy of the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees [...]

Der vorliegende Bericht des Hohen Flüchtlingskommissars der Vereinten Nationen (UNHCR) dokumentiert Strategie und Implementation des UNHCR beim Thema Kinderschutz, Bildung sowie Prävention von bzw. Antworten auf sexuelle und geschlechtsspezifische Gewalt (SGBV) in Krisengebieten. Von den 19 UNHCR-Schwerpunkstaaten werden acht genauer analysiert, in denen Strategien zu allen [...]

Bericht über die Aktivitäten des UNHCR im Bereich Schutz und Bildung für Flüchtlingskinder seit 2012. [Zusammenfassung: Redaktion Bildung Weltweit].;;;"This paper reviews progress made in protecting children of concern to UNHCR - children who are refugees, seeking asylum, stateless or internally displaced - since the report at the 56th session of the Standing Committee in [...]


Overview of the Educational Situtation of Refugees Worldwide

UNHCR Video on refugee education. © UNHCR

Die vorliegende Publikation fasst die Ergebnisse eines Projektes von 2003 zusammen, welches für 118 Flüchtlingslager in 23 Ländern 5 Bildungsindikatoren angewendet an. Diese Indikatoren waren: * Prozentsatz an Bevölkerung zwischen 5 und 17 Jahren, die an einer Schule eingeschrieben sind (m/w) * Prozentsatz an Schülern, die erfolgreich das Schuljahr abgeschlossen haben [...]

Die vorliegende Publikation von 2011 bietet aus einer internationalen Perspektive einen umfassenden Überblick über die Geschichte und die aktuelle Organisation der Bildung von Flüchtlingen aus und in Krisenregionen. Die Autorin weist außerdem mit einer Problemanalyse auf wichtige Schwierigkeiten bei der Flüchtlingsbildung hin und gibt Empfehlungen für eine Verbessung ab. [...]

Der Weltbildungsbericht 2011 steht unter dem Titel "Die unbeachtete Krise: Bewaffneter Konflikt und Bildung´´. Der Bericht warnt, dass die internationale Gemeinschaft die im Jahr 2000 vereinbarten Ziele im Rahmen der Initiative "Bildung für alle" nicht erreichen wird. Trotz vieler Fortschritte werden die meisten Ziele deutlich verfehlt, insbesondere in Regionen mit [...]

Der vorliegende Band gibt einen Überblick über die Bildung von Flüchtlingen in sogenannten "Entwicklungsländern". Der Stand der Organisation und Durchführung der Flüchtlingsbildung im Jahr 2001 wird analysiert, wichtige Themen und Probleme identifiziert sowie best-practice-Beispiele aus verschiedenen Ländern vorgeführt. [Zusammenfassung: Redaktion Bildung [...]


Research on Refugees and Forced Migration

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The international Refugee Research Network was created by researchers from the Center for Refugee Studies,York University, Canada. The website provides information on research activities, publications, other networks and organisation and more. Among others, the network also hosts the website of the initiative "Borderless Higher [...]

Europe
According to their ow statement, IMISCOE is "Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration. The network involves 38 member institutes and over 500 scholars from all over Europe and focuses on comparative research, publications, the organization of events, PhD training and awards and communication. (...) [...]

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The Migration and Diaspora Studies at the Carleton University in Canada provide a long link list of research centres, associations and networks working on issues like migration, refugees and diaspora. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Text of the quote: 'Only one in two refugee children go to primary school, and one in four to secondary. This is a tragedy. Education is the most important thing a refugee child can carry across borders, and their brightest hope for a better future.'
Quote by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Source
Copyright: N. Cohen CC0

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The library of the Northwestern University, USA, provides a list of journals in the field of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies. Unfortunately, the links to the library catalogue don't work. But the list informs you about the journal titles and the more detailed focus of the respective journal. You can look the journals up on [...]

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This list provides you with journals on refugee issues and studies recorded in the EZB. The list is the result of a search with the search terms: title = "refugee*" or "Flüchtl*" or "Flucht*". The traffic light system will indicate your access options to the journal. A green light means free access with no fee. For yellow and [...]

Last Update: 22.03.2017  -  N. Cohen ;

Take a look at Germany

  1. Refugees in Germany: Focus on Education
  1. Bildung und Migration

News on Refugee Education

  1. Articles with keyword `refugee` in University World News
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  1. Syrian refugee children in Turkey: The difficult integration into a foreign education system [courtesy translation]
  2. 23.10.2017 Double Shift: Syrian refugees / Jordanian schools - a multimedia documentary
  3. Higher education for refugees – A call for action (Uni World News 14.04.17)
  4. Science4refugees initiative to match asylum seekers with academia
  5. Great Britain: Scholarships for refugees (27.04.16) [courtesy translation]
  6. Integration in France: University in Paris admits refugees (27.04.16) [courtesy translation]
  7. Call for papers: Amplifying refugee voices in European educational spaces
  8. Universities in a dangerous world. Defending Higher Education Communities & Values. Scholars at Risk Network 2016 Global Congress
  9. A Chronology of Attacks: Schools a Targets of Terrorism [courtesy translation]
  10. Unterrichtsmaterial zu den Terroranschlägen in Paris
  1. Recognising refugee qualifications is a necessity (University World News 25.03.16)
  1. Scholars at Risk Network
  2. Refugees in Scandinavia: Finnish Integration [courtesy translation]
  3. Turkish schools refuse admittance to Syrian refugee children [courtesy translation]
  1. Policy Paper: Humanitarian Aid for Education: Why It Matters and Why More is Needed

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