Alternative education: filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations – education in emergencies and reconstruction

Children in emergency situations, especially those affected by conflict, have a wide range of educational needs depending on their context. They may have missed part or all of their education or at the very least their education has been disrupted. In addition, all children in emergencies require specific skills and knowledge to help them to deal with the world that they now live in. This report reviews types of alternative education programmes that are offered in emergency and post-conflict situations and the contribution of these programmes to achieving the goals of Education for All, including the improvement of the quality of education. The authors mainly focus specifically on the goals related to access to primary education and appropriate learning and life skills programmes, the elimination of gender disparities in primary and secondary education and the improvement of educational quality.

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