Education and Internally Displaced Persons

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Christine Smith Ellison, Alan Smith
A&C Black, Nov 22, 2012 - Education - 208 pages
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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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Contents

Notes on Contributors
1972
The Education Sector Response to Hurricane Katrina in the
1985
Alternative Approaches to Education for Displaced Children
1997
Silje Sjavaag Skeie
Legislative Protection for IDPs and Education in Colombia
Manuel Jose Cepeda Espinosa
The Challenges for Education of Protracted Displacement in
Returnees and the Challenges for Education Reform in Bosnia
Challenges for the International Aid System
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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.

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