Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Education as a Humanitarian Response

by Lala Demirdjian

Lala Demirdjian is a researcher focusing on the Palestinian refugee education in Lebanon. She has worked as a consultant for The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Lebanon, and the National Association for Vocational Training and Social Services (NAVTSS) and, as a campaign coordinator, for the Welfare Association, Lebanon. She is currently engaged in a Teacher Exchange Program and teaches in a community school, in Boston, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2012
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    978-1-3500-9116-0 (online)

    978-1-4411-3627-5 (hardback)
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    First edition
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Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers
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What is the relationship between education and those seeking asylum or refuge? What is the impact of education being marginalized during conflict situations? Drawing on international research in numerous countries, including Thailand, North Korea, Lebenon, Africa, the USA and the UK, the contributors consider, conceptually and empirically, the provision of education to refugees and asylum seekers in their homeland or in host countries, analyzing the internal and external factors affecting educational provision during and after emergencies. Each chapter contains a summary of the key points and issues within the chapter to enable easy navigation, key contemporary questions to encourage you to actively engage with the material and an annotated list of suggested further reading to support you to take your exploration further. A companion website supports the text and provides updates and additional resources.