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Education in Transition

Avery, Helen LU and Barhoum, Rafah LU (2016) Network of Policy Centers: The Primary Colors of Education
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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refugee education, newly arrived students, teacher training, transnationial education, educational pathways, Middle East, Lebanon, Sweden
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Network of Policy Centers: The Primary Colors of Education
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English
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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.},
  author       = {Avery, Helen and Barhoum, Rafah},
  keyword      = {refugee education,newly arrived students,teacher training,transnationial education,educational pathways,Middle East,Lebanon,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Education in Transition},
  year         = {2016},
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