Category Archives: immigrant

Colin Northmore: Helping immigrant students in South Africa exercise their right to education

Colin is one of many champions being highlighted by the GEM Report in the run up to the launch of its 2020 publication on inclusion and education: All means all, due out 23 June. In their own way, and in … Continue reading

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Accreditation, certification and recognition of non-formal education in the Arab States

By Michael Cacich and Farida Aboudan, Educate A Child, a programme of the Education Above All Foundation The recent Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2019: Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls estimates annual education spending at US$4.7 trillion … Continue reading

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The promise of non-profit schools for all children in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries

By Natasha Ridge and Susan Kippels, who prepared a background paper for the Arab States 2019 GEM Report on migration displacement and education In our recent background paper for the Arab States 2019 GEM Report, we explored how there are … Continue reading

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Internal Migration and Education in Egypt: Migrating to Opportunity?

This blog is written by Caroline Krafft, Adriana Cortes Mendosa, and Skylah Thao, equal co-authors of a background paper for the new Arab States 2019 GEM Report. Internal migration, i.e. people moving within a country’s borders, can, potentially, either improve … Continue reading

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Cities need to pull their weight in using education to help migrants and refugees feel included

Today the GEM Report released its 40th policy paper ahead of the UNHCR Global Refugee Forum next month to mark the one-year anniversary of the Global Compact on Refugees. The paper highlights the increasingly important role of cities using education … Continue reading

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Countries must urgently protect the right to education of migrants and refugees in the Arab States

The first regional edition of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report published by UNESCO was launched this morning at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). The Arab States Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls Report analyses the … Continue reading

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Parents and communities need to be engaged in migrant children’s education

by Anna d’Addio, Senior Policy Analyst at the GEM Report “We were blind, now our eyes have been opened … the educated children help us see. (Zahra, mother)” (Changezi and Biseth, 2011) Family and community involvement is key to overcome … Continue reading

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“Some refugees in my class have physical pain which doctors cannot heal” says Jenny, a teacher in a Welcome Class in Germany

I consider myself a migrant. I have lived abroad for 29 years. I now teach in “welcome classes” in Germany, which are set up to teach newly arrived students. At my school we have two welcome classes of 12 students … Continue reading

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New paper: Teachers need support to better help migrant and refugee students suffering from trauma

The number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world has grown by 26% since 2000. Eight years on from the beginning of the Syrian conflict, a new paper released today and at an event in the Netherlands looks … Continue reading

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School doors might be about to open for undocumented children in South Africa. Let’s make sure they do.

First issued in the Mail & Guardian, South Africa Last November, we commented in the Mail & Guardian on the contradictory laws in South Africa that discriminate against children of immigrants. There are now signs of change, with a letter issued to … Continue reading

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