Education in Transition

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Abstract

2015 witnessed a rapid surge in the number of Middle Eastern refugees coming to neighbouring countries and to Europe. This presentation summarises some of the main challenges of refugee education, from the perspective of national policies, local classrooms and the refugees themselves. Based on experiences in raising teacher competences in both countries, situations in Lebanon and Sweden are compared, pointing to pitfalls as well as best practices observed. Finally, possible directions for reforming curricula and pedagogical strategies are envisaged, to prepare young people to make positive contributions to host countries, as well as building foundations for reconstruction and return.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Educational Sciences

Keywords

  • refugee education, newly arrived students, teacher training, transnationial education, educational pathways, Middle East, Lebanon, Sweden
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
EventNetwork of Policy Centers: The Primary Colors of Education - Cavtat, Croatia
Duration: 2016 Apr 132016 Apr 14

Conference

ConferenceNetwork of Policy Centers: The Primary Colors of Education
CountryCroatia
CityCavtat
Period2016/04/132016/04/14