ERIC Number: ED431675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Rapid Educational Response in Complex Emergencies: A Discussion Document.
Aguilar, Pilar; Retamal, Gonzalo
On-going political and economic instability impede access to regular education for large numbers of war-affected children and young adults. This brochure represents an effort to consolidate a systematic response to the special needs of children from the outset of the crisis until they can attend regular basic education. Attempts are made to ensure that at least minimum teaching standards have been met. The document is organized into four parts. Part one summarizes the basic policy instruments that advocate education as a child's right. Part two analyses and illustrates the different phases of emergency response using recent examples of humanitarian educational interventions, including displaced, refugee, and returnee situations. Examples of actual field experiences are included. Further information and readings are suggested in footnotes. Part three shows how the basic core of non-formal education may be expanded to cover threats facing populations every day. Part four presents suggestions for the provision of temporary classrooms. Informative charts, diagrams, visual illustrations or demonstrations, and a selected bibliography are provided. (MM)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education, International Programs, Refugees, Student Needs
International Bureau of Education, P.O. Box 199, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Children's Fund, Geneva (Switzerland).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child