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e-Forum Leaving no one behind: planning education for the inclusion of displaced populations

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The e-Forum took place from October 3-14, 2016, and was jointly organized by UNESCO IIEP, UNHCR, GPE and PEIC.

Presentation for CIES 2017, Atlanta

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e-Forum Leaving no one behind: planning education for the inclusion of displaced populations

  1. 1. Leaving no one behind: planning education for the inclusion of displaced populations CIES March 7, 2017 UNESCO IIEP, UNHCR, GPE and PEIC
  2. 2. Why this e-Forum?
  3. 3. Who participated and what was discussed? 3 themes :  Access to education  Quality of education  Management of education
  4. 4. Barriers and strategies to ACCESS “It is not enough to make policies on paper without practically implementing it.” - PARTICIPANT, OCTOBER 4 Barriers Strategies Barriers Strategies Coordination  Lack of policy & documentation  Lack of certification  Lack of space & fees  Development plan focused on integrating refugees, waivers of documentation needs  Placement tests, catch up courses  Free school & temporary learning spaces Legal Frameworks  Lack of accountability  Communication  Ensuring coordination from school to district to national level  Regular meetings & developing coordination manuals
  5. 5. Curriculum Teaching Force Parallel system Using Country of Origin curriculum system Mainstreaming Using Country of Asylum curriculum system Need for mutual recognition of competencies between host countries and countries of origin. Refugee teachers Host country teacher  Need for consensus between local and refugees actors and the recognition of teachers competencies. Quality
  6. 6. Management Method used for collecting data Parallel data collection systems Integration of refugees into national EMIS • Advantages: Clear picture of the size of student population • Disadvantages: Require a good cooperation between partners • Advantages: nat’l EMIS provides holistic picture; is sustainable • Disadvantages: Lack of disaggregated data difficult to ID refugees Data and M&E Cost & Financing

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