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ERIC Number: EJ1246826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
A Digital Journey to Social Change
Fahed, Andrea
Childhood Education, v96 n2 p72-77 2020
One of the most pressing social problems of the century concerns forcibly displaced populations. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the world is currently experiencing the highest level of population displacements on record. In 2018, the number of refugees worldwide reached 25.9 million, half of whom are under 18 years old. The reasons for populations to leave their countries are numerous, and include hunger; religious, political, and/or racial persecution; climate change; poverty; and war. Lebanon, with a total population of approximately 6 million, has the highest number of refugees per capita, holding Palestinian and Iraqi refugees as well; it is the host for an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees. The Lebanese education sector, with the added stress of the refugee crisis, faces various challenges that range from the educational content to schools' infrastructure. These problems include an outdated Lebanese curriculum, a lack of resources to ensure quality education for all, a high rate of school dropouts, out-of-school children, a lack of innovative methods, and a lack of contextualized learning content. This article examines some of the education alternatives in Lebanon.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Lebanon
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