Educating children in conflict zones

This book examines the challenges of delivering quality education to the approximately 39 million out-of-school children around the world who live in situations affected by violent conflict. The volume provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the links between conflict and children’s access to education, as well as a review of the policies and approaches… Read more

Schooling and conflict in Darfur: a snapshot of basic education services for displaced children

Globally, there has been increased attention to children’s education in conflict-affected countries, with a particular focus on the provision of basic schooling. Yet, there is a need for greater representative data from these settings.  This report presents findings of a survey conducted of basic educational services and facilities among internally displaced persons (IDP) communities in North and West… Read more

The role of employment service providers: guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs – volume 4

This guide is a part of the ETF, ILO and Cedefop series of guides on skills anticipation and matching. It examines the role of employment service providers in skills anticipation and matching, and aims to support transition and developing countries in establishing and strengthening the role of these providers. It identifies outstanding initiatives and good practices… Read more

2012-2016 Education Strategy

Quality education that builds relevant skills and knowledge enables refugees to live healthy, productive lives and builds skills for self-reliance. At present, many refugees lack access to quality education that provides physical protection and personal capacity development. This is particularly true for marginalised groups, including children and young people with physical and cognitive disabilities; overaged learners… Read more

Opportunities for change: education innovation and reform during and after conflict

Conflict and displacement create distinctive challenges for education practitioners. However, opportunities for reform and positive change within the sector also arise simultaneously during and after conflict. This book explores some of the prospects for positive transformation. A series of 10 case studies presents specific examples of how positive change has been implemented in the education… Read more

Educational needs and barriers for refugee students in the United States: a review of the literature

Refugee children have traumatic experiences that can hinder their learning. The United Nations has specified in conventions, and researchers have concurred, that education is essential for refugee children’s psychosocial adjustment. However, government officials, public opinion, and researchers have often differed about what is best for refugees’ healthy acculturation. On the basis of a large-scale longitudinal… Read more

Learning in displacement: briefing paper on the right to education of internally displaced people

Education is critical for internally displaced children, in part because it provides a protective function and conveys life-saving messages. Education gives children the skills needed to function in their areas of displacement, and on return. Schools give children meaningful day-today activities, leaving them less likely to succumb to the negative aspects of long-term displacement, including… Read more

An assessment of students’ competency levels in grades 3-9 in Northern and Eastern provinces

This report documents the development, delivery, scoring and processing of a set of tests of Tamil and mathematics for placing displaced and returned learners in the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) in Sri Lanka. The ALP is intended to be a temporary school-based intervention to help students rapidly reach their age-appropriate learning competency thus promoting grade 1-9… Read more

Syria crisis education fact sheet: Middle East and North Africa out-of-school children initiative

In Syria, the crisis has pushed the capacity of basic social services to the breaking point, with a devastating impact on 4.5 million children. A total of 2 million children are out of school and one in five schools has been destroyed, damaged, or used for other purposes, including occupation by armed groups. The economic… Read more

Education and extremism

This research identified three key components which can help build resilience to extremism amongst young people and identified support factors that underpin them. These are 1) Making a connection through effective design and a youth-centred approach; 2) Facilitating a safe space for dialogue and positive interaction; and 3) Equipping young people with appropriate capabilities –… Read more

Progress evaluation of the UNICEF education in emergencies and post-crisis transition programme (EEPCT): Sri Lanka case study – evaluation report

The purpose of this evaluation was to identify and assess progress of UNICEF’s Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT) Programme in Sri Lanka and to enable systematic reflection towards improving programme results. Because of the war, which grew progressively worse over almost 30 years, and the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami, the country… Read more

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