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Accroître les possibilités d’éducation pour les réfugiés : La communauté internationale unit ses for

HCR 8 October 2018

NEW YORK – Lorsqu’elle a quitté le Rwanda avec sa famille en 2001 pour devenir une réfugiée au Malawi, Amélie Fabian, alors âgée de six ans, était déterminée à ne pas manquer l’école. Au Malawi, elle a dû supplier ses parents pour qu’ils la laissent aller en classe. Parce qu’elle était étrangère, elle subissait les brimades des autres élèves et des enseignants. Elle a dû changer d’école à plusieurs reprises. « Pas une seule fois je n’ai envisagé de laisser tomber », se rappelle Amélie Fabian.

Ses excellentes notes lui ont permis de faire partie des 80 étudiants réfugiés autorisés à poursuivre des études universitaires au Canada dans le cadre du Programme d’étudiants réfugiés de ce pays. Après avoir décroché ses diplômes à l’Université McGill de Montréal, Amélie Fabian a récemment commencé à travailler comme comptable pour Deloitte, un cabinet d’audit et de conseil.

« J’attends avec impatience le jour où mon histoire ne sera plus l’exception, mais sera devenue la norme », dit Amélie Fabian. « La communauté internationale doit faire davantage pour offrir aux enfants réfugiés, surtout aux filles, l’éducation qu’ils méritent ».

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Un réfugié sur deux dans le monde n’a pas accès à l’éducation

La Croix 8 October 2018

Ils sont Soudanais, Birmans, Palestiniens, Afghans, Congolais ou Syriens. Ils ont fui la guerre, les persécutions ciblées, abandonnant leur maison, leur école, leurs camarades, leurs habitudes, dans les pas de leurs parents. Ils ont obtenu le statut protecteur de réfugié, qui leur garantit en principe le droit à l’éducation. « Le réfugié aura les mêmes droits qu’un national en matière d’éducation publique et d’assistance publique », rappellent les articles 22 et 23 de la Convention sur les réfugiés datant de 1951.

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ReliefWeb 29 June 2016

Les enfants et les jeunes réfugiés et déplacés internes sont bien souvent contraints de manquer de longues périodes de scolarité. Pour chaque semestre ou année scolaire manquée, le risque est grand qu’ils ne soient plus en mesure de revenir à l’éducation formelle, avec pour corollaire de plus grands risques pour leur protection.

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Syrian war spills into classrooms, splitting curriculum over ideology

UPI 16 May 2016

Syria’s war is waged largely with bullets and bombs. But there are more subtle battles going on, too—in in the classrooms.

Across the country, the groups that have wrested territory from the government have imposed, or have tried to impose their own curriculum in schools – but have sometimes tried to work out compromise agreements and often ended up simply messing up the entire system.

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Students’ safety in schools, colleges in question

The Himalayan Times 28 April 2016

Students spend a large portion of their time in school and college. Hence, the need for schools and colleges to be safe from all kinds of dangers.However, the damage to schools and educational institutions during the earthquakes last year poses a serious question. Are our schools really safe? The government should take into account various aspects to ensure Comprehensive School Safety while reconstructing them.

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Giving Children in War-Torn Areas a Chance to Learn

The Huffington Post 30 September 2015

“At five o’clock in the morning there was a chemical attack on our neighbourhood. Everyone in our family was dead, it was just me and my mother left. I fled to Lebanon with my mother. I think it is too bad that our camp does not have a school and the school in the next camp is full. Because I was really good at math.” (Seif, 10 years old, left Syria in 2013)

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Currículos timorenses preveem 25 minutos de português por semana no 1.º ano

Lusa 20 March 2015

“Os currículos escolares aprovados para Timor-Leste só preveem que o português comece a ser língua de instrução para componentes curriculares a partir da 4.ª classe, dedicando ao ensino do português apenas 25 minutos por semana no 1.º ano.”

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Selon le président du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, le système éducatif coréen doit libérer le poten

La Banque Mondiale 5 November 2014

Séoul, 4 novembre 2014 – À l’occasion de sa troisième visite dans son pays natal depuis sa nomination à la présidence de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim a vivement encouragé les responsables de l’éducation et les décideurs de la Corée à instaurer un système d’enseignement plus équilibré. Car si le système éducatif coréen enregistre des résultats exceptionnels, il est aussi excessivement générateur de stress. Selon M. Kim, un enseignement diversifié combinant l’acquisition de compétences cognitives et non cognitives est l’une des clés d’une économie plus robuste et créative.

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Goma: début de l’élaboration de la stratégie nationale d’éducation pour la paix

Reliefweb 24 September 2014

L’école donne l’opportunité de mettre ensemble les enfants de différentes communautés pendant une période relativement longue. Ce temps doit être mis à profit pour faire passer au sein des jeunes de 6 à 17 ans les messages de paix, estiment le gouvernement et ses partenaires, qui veulent mettre sur pied une stratégie nationale d’éducation pour la paix en RDC. L’élaboration de cette stratégie a été lancée samedi 20 septembre à Goma par la vice-ministre de l’éducation, Maggy Rwakabuba.

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Ano letivo começa em Cabo Verde com mais de 140 mil alunos e empreendedorismo no currículo

África 21 20 September 2014

“Um total de 140.521 alunos, num país com 510.207 habitantes, vai frequentar o novo ano letivo 2014/2015 em Cabo Verde. No ensino secundário, a novidade vai ser a introdução da disciplina da Educação para o Empreendedorismo numa fase experimental em 12 escolas de seis ilhas.”

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Islamic State issues new school curriculum in Iraq

The Telegraph 16 September 2014

National history, literature, art, music and evolution have all been banned from the school curriculum in Mosul, the largest city under the control of the militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a new decree. A document drawn up by the Isil education department, headed by a 30-year-old religious scholar, has instructed teachers to return to schools for the new academic year but demanded they teach a “Sharia” curriculum.

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The importance of teaching more than English to refugee students

The Conversation 9 September 2014

Refugee and migrant students entering Australian schools bring with them a range of complex experiences. These may include experiences of trauma, violence or displacement. Some of these young people are entering a formal schooling environment for the first time. Often they are in a classroom where no-one else speaks their language or shares their cultural background. Supportive and inclusive school settings are important in helping them settle in to Australia and feel at home. School is often one of the first places where refugee and migrant students and their families begin to form connections with their local communities.

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Non-English subjects can help migrant and refugee children

Phys.org 8 September 2014

New research at the University of Adelaide recommends that migrant and refugee children be exposed to more non-English-based subjects - such as art and sport - to help them to make friends, transition into school education and improve their wellbeing. Researchers have also found that children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds find it easier to bond with other students at school over subjects that don’t have English literacy as their focus.

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Education Reform in Pakistan

International Crisis Group 23 June 2014

To combat religious extremism and sectarian violence, Pakistan must reform its education sector by boosting resources to public schools and updating the school curriculum to improve quality and remove divisive and discriminatory narratives.

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SUCs in Mindanao now offer disaster, climate-change courses

Business Mirror 8 June 2014

At least three Mindanao government-run schools have included subjects and special courses on disaster-preparedness and climate-change adaptation measures, and more have indicated willingness to follow suit. These three schools—Southern Philippines Agri-business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (Spamast), the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST) and the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University—are located in areas long exposed to unpredictable episodes of earthquakes and typhoons.

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