Category Archives: immigrant

Roxana, a Romanian student on an Erasmus exchange programme, “learned to look beyond stereotypes”

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. The EU’s higher education strategy includes a target for at least 20% of graduates to experience part of their study or training abroad. Erasmus is … Continue reading

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Undocumented children cannot go to school in South Africa: ‘The system is letting them down’

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. Kutenda is a 13-year-old Zimbabwean boy in South Africa who is lucky to be in school at all. He has no documentation because the country’s … Continue reading

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John is a Cuban teacher who moved to Canada in 1997 and faced difficulty finding work

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. The reluctance of some countries to recognize teacher qualifications across borders is one of the most important challenges for migrant teachers. ‘Becoming a teacher in … Continue reading

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I have the qualifications and 16 years of experience. Why can’t I find a job?

Beata, a qualified and experienced Polish teacher emigrated to the UK so that her children could learn English, but never managed to get a job there, not even as a teaching assistant. Beata holds a Master’s degree in pedagogy, 16 … Continue reading

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What can teachers do to make return migration easier for children?

By Joanna Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Joanna Durlik, Paulina Szydłowska, Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Jagiellonian University Debates on education and migration mostly focus on children arriving in a new country. However, there is much more to consider. Much happens and more could be done to … Continue reading

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What a waste: Ensure migrants and refugees’ qualifications and prior learning are recognized

Presented at the Global Education Meeting in Brussels, a new paper produced by our Report in collaboration with Education Above All and UNHCR shows that over a third of highly educated immigrants were overqualified for their jobs, compared to a … Continue reading

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The legacy of past restrictions on migrants remains alive and well in education in China

First posted in the South China Morning Post Internal migration in China for work and better opportunities is commonly described as the biggest in human history. Unsurprisingly, this has had a significant effect on education. Policies have shifted over time … Continue reading

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