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ERIC Number: ED606067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun-16
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-92-9223-652-6
Approaches to Language in Education for Migrants and Refugees in the Asia-Pacific Region
Heugh, Kathleen; Mohamed, Naashia
UNESCO Bangkok
The Asia-Pacific region hosts the largest number of refugees and displaced people in the world, and is the place of origin for nearly half of all international migrants. However, data related to the unique language-in-education needs of refugee and migrant children in and from this area is sparse. The report aims to create a stronger knowledge base to support Member States as they formulate education policies that are responsive to the needs of such children. It aims to: (1) Examine how linguistic diversity and human mobility intersect and impact minority, migrant and refugee children's access to quality, inclusive education; (2) Link policy priorities to promising practices, based on international frameworks and lessons learned from successful programmes; and (3) Recommend steps for improving language-in-education policies and their implementation. [Funding for this paper was also provided by UNICEF's East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO).]
UNESCO Bangkok. Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building, 920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. Tel: +66-2-3910577; Fax: +66-2-3910866; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA)
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Bangkok (Thailand); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (France)
Identifiers - Location: Asia; New Zealand; Australia; Chad; India; Thailand; Afghanistan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A