Education in Transition
2016 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Refugee education: 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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
refugee education, teacher training, newcomer education, transnational education, educational pathways, Lebanon
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34582OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34582DiVA: diva2:1059977
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