Strategies, Policies and Directions for Refugee Education Vol: 13

Enakshi Sengupta
The American University of Kurdistan, Iraq

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Product Details
08 Oct 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
320 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
This volume examines how Governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions are mobilizing their resources to promote inclusion of refugees and internally displaced people. It explores the grass root campaigns that are working towards participation and full involvement for disadvantaged groups, and towards equitable distribution of opportunities in both home and host countries. The case studies included emphasize the importance of effective cooperation and coordination across multi-sectoral responses, and the need to take into account the social and economic dimensions of inclusion. 

Providing educators at all levels with a research and evidence based understanding of the educational opportunities and challenges facing refugees (both children and adults), this important book considers related and overlapping issues such as equality, equity, power, privilege, identity, rights, and pluralism, and addresses the relevant issues at the theory, policy, and practice levels.
Introduction to refugee education: Strategies, policies and directions; Enakshi Sengupta & Patrick Blessinge
Chapter 1. The Role of Education in the Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria; Aliyu Musa & Gwadabe Kurawa 
Chapter 2. Out of School: Home education and the refugee crisis; William E. Bunn 
Chapter 3. Access to and Quality of Higher Education Available to Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Germany; Radhi H. Al-Mabuk & Abdullah F. Alrebh 
Chapter 4. The Dynamics of the Boko Haram Insurgency and Higher Education in North Eastern Nigeria; Adole Raphael Audu 
Chapter 5. Refugee Education: International perspectives from higher education and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); Stig Arne Skjerven & Roger Y. Chao Jr. 
Chapter 6. Educational Challenges in South Sudan; Timothy P. Berke & Jane Sell 
Chapter 7. Disabled Refugee Students in Zimbabwe; Tafadzwa Rugoho & Jenny Shumba 
Chapter 8. Jamiya Project 2016: Reconnecting refugee higher education networks; Maria Aristorenas, Paul O’Keeffe & Oula Abu-Amsha 
Chapter 9. The Political Economy of Public Higher Education in Malawi: Proposals for extending equitable higher education access to refugee applicants; Levi Zeleza Manda & Noel Drake Kufaine 
Chapter 10. Syrian Refugees' Access to Higher Education; Tuba Bircan 
Chapter 11. State-Civil Society Relations in Education Provision for Syrian Refugees in Turkey; Aslıhan Mccarthy 
Chapter 12. Workforce Transitions for Mena Refugee Women in the United States; Katherine Najjar, Tiffani N. Luethke & Minerva D. Tuliao 
Chapter 13. What do we Know About Refugees' Models of Career Development and their Implications for Career Counselling?; Joana Carneiro Pinto & Helena Rebelo Pinto 
Chapter 14. Financial Support is not Enough!; Thaís Roque, Erica Aiazzi, Christopher Smart, Stacy Topouzova & Chloé Touzet 
Chapter 15. Entrepreneurship Education to Create Livelihood Among Refugees and Internally Displaced People in the Camps of Kurdistan; Enakshi Sengupta & Vijay Kapur 
Chapter 16. From Pipedream to Possibility: Developing an equity target for refugees to study medicine in Australia; Ruth M. Sladek & Svetlana M. King 
Chapter 17. Building Intellectual Capital for Burma: the story of Australian Catholic University’s tertiary education program with Burmese refugee and migrant students; Maya Cranitch & Duncan MacLaren
Enakshi Sengupta is Dean, College of Business at the American University of Kurdistan, Iraq. She is the Senior Editor: Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education and serves as the Vice Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Innovation in Higher Education Teaching and Learning series.  
Patrick Blessinger is the founder, executive director, and chief research scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Education at St. John's University, USA. Dr. Blessinger is Editor-in-Chief of two international academic journals and two international book series on higher education.
If education is truly the passport to the future, what happens to those who are displaced and without access to a structured learning environment? Within the field of higher education, student mobility is widely discussed and analyzed but the forced movement of people and the significant impact to their ability to access education, is not. Contributors to Strategies, Policies and Direction for Refugee Education tackle this critical question and provide the reader with an in-depth analysis of the complexities at play; the practical challenges in place and an illuminating discussion as to possible solutions and approaches. - Dr. Christopher Hill, Associate Professor - The British University in Dubai, UAE

A well-edited book highlighting the burdening issues on creating the awareness of refugee education. Timely in its efforts, the editors have carefully brought together experts and practitioners alike to provide key insights and much-needed direction towards a concerted approach for a durable solution and sustainable platform on refugee education. Incorporating recent developments in the field of policy-making and entrepreneurship, this is a must go to manual for educators and leaders. - Jayarethanam Pillai, Associate Professor - American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Refugees and IDPs in diverse settings worldwide now number over 63 million. Policies and strategies for addressing their educational needs must be underpinned by detailed examination of the challenges and barriers faced by specific populations. By providing such insights, this volume makes an important contribution to understanding of this global issue. - Kal Breadmore, Associate - King's College London, UK

The education of displaced populations demands an ever higher political attention and policy saliency across the world. This edited volume presents valuable evidence from the field, being an informative and inspirational reading to academic researchers, policy-makers, humanitarians, and anybody interested in improving a neglected field of study and practice. - Angela Movileanu, Associate Researcher - Center for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

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