ERIC Number: ED368597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Refugee Education: Learning in Exile.
Jolis, Cilla Ungerth, Ed.
EFA 2000 Bulletin, n11 Apr-Jun 1993
This document addresses the problems of providing education for refugees throughout the world. The bulletin suggests that once the refugees' most pressing needs for food, shelter, health care, sanitation, and clothing have been met, many long for education. In an article entitled "Building Bridges to the Future," subjects discuss problems in refugee education such as the need for refugees to develop life skills, the lack of trained and motivated teachers for refugee children, the question of which language to provide instruction in, whether to model refugee education on the country of origin, or to incorporate the refugees into the host country, and the need for trauma programs. Articles describe aid needed or provided for Somali and Afghan refugees. The "Briefs" section includes discussion of a German fund raising effort to provide money for UNESCO sponsored basic education programs for children in need who have been affected by war in Somalia and the former Yugoslavia, as well as to street children projects in Mexico, Romania, and Vietnam. In this section is an article on a conference at which China announced an effort to universalize nine years of compulsory education and eliminate adult illiteracy by the year 2000. A report titled "Education for All: Status and Trends" ranks developing countries according to five indicators of educational development: (1) adult literacy; (2) the male-female literacy gap; (3) the proportion of school age children actually enrolled; (4) the proportion of enrolled children who complete grade 4; and (5) educational expenditure as a percentage of gross national product. (DK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Literacy Education, Refugees, Relocation, War, World Problems
EFA 2000 Bulletin, EFA Forum Secretariat, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational Science, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Identifiers: Afghanistan; China; Denmark; Somalia; Yugoslavia