ERIC Number: ED283393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Refugee Education: The Case for International Action.
Dodds, Tony, Ed.; And Others
A report on refugee education is based on discussions and papers presented at an international workshop convened in England in March-April 1985 and attended by representatives of refugees, governments of countries of major refugee influx, and donor agencies. The first chapter examines the priority for refugee education, including the international quality of the responsibility for refugees, refugees' view, and the realities of providing education for refugee groups. The second chapter draws up a list of educational needs and discusses how they can be met, looking separately at primary education and primary teacher training, secondary education, higher education, vocational education, nonformal education, and trainer training. Chapter three proposes a typology of refugee situations for policymaking and looks at issues in planning curriculum for groups in different circumstances. The final chapter examines persistent obstacles to effective refugee education programs and potential strategies for improving international assistance. Abstracts of 16 case studies of refugee education for various ethnic groups in varying situations are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), International Cooperation, International Programs, Postsecondary Education, Refugees, Social Services, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).; World Univ. Services, London (England).
Note: Report of an International Workshop on Refugee Education (Dartington, Devin, England, March 29-April 1, 1985).