Unpacking the industry of refugee education and research: towards equitable theory and practice
About the Project
Education of refugee children and Education in Emergency has been in the spotlight over the past 20 years while gaining greater momentum with the Syrian crisis. Lebanon, wish is currently hosting one million Syrian refugees while suffering a chronic economic crisis, has been the ground of vibrant and evolving educational policies and provisions aimed at widening access to schooling for Syrian refugees whilst strengthening the national educational systems.
Through a ‘policy ethnography’ (Dubois, 2009), this project analyses the evolution of the education response, the rationales and interests of the different local and international parties, including UN agencies and donors, and the impact on the schooling outcomes of refugees and host communities. This research aims to provide much needed evidence that can inform our thinking and understanding around effective and sustainable education policies and provisions in contexts of emergency and conflict.
Policy Research: focused on tracing and analysing the process of policy formation and its impact on refugees’ education outcomes, and on strengthening the national educational systems in Lebanon
Capacity Bridging Scheme: targeted for junior scholars in both the Global South and North focused on education in emergency and conflict
Refugee Education Hub for Research, Policy and Action: aimed at linking research with policy and practice. The aim of this study is to identify good practices and create an open dialogue around the making of educational policies by bringing together policy-makers and influencers as well as teachers, students, parents and NGOs to engage in a reflective discussion on the lessons learnt from the Lebanese experience of schooling Syrian refugees through the public education system.
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