Overview

What are the barriers to education for internally displaced persons? How can these be overcome? Drawing on research from a diverse set of countries, including the the USA, Somalia, Colombia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the contributors consider the relationship between education and internally displaced persons. These case studies raise fundamental questions regarding the barriers to education and some unexpected benefits for displaced children. The dynamics that impact access and quality of ...
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Education and Internally Displaced Persons

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Overview

What are the barriers to education for internally displaced persons? How can these be overcome? Drawing on research from a diverse set of countries, including the the USA, Somalia, Colombia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the contributors consider the relationship between education and internally displaced persons. These case studies raise fundamental questions regarding the barriers to education and some unexpected benefits for displaced children. The dynamics that impact access and quality of education for internally displaced people are examined and the role education can play in rebuilding societies and strengthening peace building processes is considered.Each case study brings to light a different aspect of displacement including various causes: current legal protection and its implications for government action and practical responses; challenges arising from country contexts related to the scale and duration of displacement; and the role of education in meeting the needs of returnees.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441106131
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 11/22/2012
  • Series: Education as a Humanitarian Response
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 529 KB

Meet the Author

Christine Smith Ellison is a Research Associate in Education, Conflict and International Development at the UNESCO Centre, University of Ulster, UK.


Alan Smith is the UNESCO Chair in Education at the University of Ulster, UK, where he is Professor of Education.

Colin Brock is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface Colin Brock \ Introduction: A Global Overview of Education and Internally Displaced Persons Christine Smith Ellison \ 1. The Education Sector Response to Hurricane Katrina in the USA Anne Lauten \ 2. Alternative Approaches to Education for Displaced Children in
Puntland and Somaliland Silje Sjøvaag Skeie \ 3. Armed Conflict and Education KevinWatkins \ 4. Legislative Protection for Internally Displaced Persons and Education in Colombia Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa \ 5. Educational Challenges of Conflict and Flood Related Displacement in Pakistan Elizabeth Ferris and Chareen Stark \ 6. The Challenges for Education of Protracted Displacement in Sri Lanka Lynn Davies \ 7. Returnees and the Challenges for Education Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina Marina Bowder and Valery Perry \ 8. Conclusion: The Challenges for the International Aid System Alan Smith \ Index
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