Category Archives: immigration

#EducationOnTheMove campaign – meet Richard

It’s back to school month in many countries around the world. Pencils, bags and reading lists are being compiled by some children, but not by all. Meet Richard, an asylum seeker from Chad. Aged 21 years, he left Chad after … Continue reading

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Hungarian university suspends education programmes for refugees and asylum seekers

Two weeks ago the Central European University (CEU) announced it was being forced to suspend its education programmes for refugees and asylum seekers because of new tax legislation that came into effect on August 24. The law implies a 25% … Continue reading

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Initial findings from the new Afrobarometer confirm that educated people are more likely to migrate

The Afrobarometer is a pan-African network that carries out face to face opinion surveys in more than 35 countries each year.  The full data is due out later this year, but initial data from nine countries – Ghana, Benin, Côte … Continue reading

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OECD countries prioritize education to improve inclusion of migrants and refugees

There’s a deluge of reports on migrants and refugees just out. The 2018 International Migration Outlook, OECD’s report on migration flows and policies was released last week. Reflecting the tone of the latest UNHCR report on the rise of the … Continue reading

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What education policies did European countries prioritize for migration in 2017?

Migration continues to be very high on the political agenda of high income countries. Europe is home to 30% of the total population of migrants. The Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2017, a monitoring tool that reviews policy developments … Continue reading

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The Global Compact for Migration will go on – with or without the United States – for the sake of education

The United States has just announced they are pulling out of the United Nations Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. On 19 September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly hosted a high-level Summit to discuss ways in which … Continue reading

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Out of date textbooks put sustainable development at risk.

Today, we’ve launched a new study into secondary school textbooks around the world, continuing our focus on the content of education, which we began in the 2016 GEM Report with a focus on curricula. Our focus on textbooks comes from … Continue reading

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