Student group Education in Emergencies will co-host a hackathon around the education issues of Syrian refugees in Jordan on campus on December 14–15.
Associate Professor Sarah Dryden-Peterson received the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award for an article on pathways to educational success among refugees that was published in the American Educational Research Journal.
In the top 10 countries with the highest rates of children missing out on primary education, nearly 2 in every 5 children – 18 million - are out of school, UNICEF said today.
More than 13 million – that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today. “A region which – until just a few short years ago – had the goal of universal education well within reach, today faces a disastrous situation,” says the report, Education Under Fire, which focuses on the impact of violence on schoolchildren and education systems in nine countries that have been directly or indirectly impacted by violence.
As the crisis in Syria continues apace, more than 9 million people are now estimated to have been displaced since the outbreak of hostilities in March 2011. In addition to humanitarian and crisis response activities on the ground, the crisis has spawned a wealth of research work, which aims to guide the international community’s response and next steps.
If a genie had popped out of my coffee cup early one morning just after I had been invited to lead the 1990 World Development Report on Poverty and offered me one wish, what would I have asked for? My answer will seem obvious once it is recalled that as we set about our task all we had at our disposal was information on levels of poverty and their changes over time in barely a dozen countries. What was so desperately needed, and what I would have requested, was vastly more knowledge about the poor and how their well-being was, or was not, improving.
In October 2013, the Global Education Cluster and Child Protection Working
Group held a joint annual meeting recognising that improved coordination and
collaboration between the two sectors can significantly increase the impact of
This is the seventh report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Ukraine, based on the work of the United
Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU). It covers the period from 17
September to 31 October 2014.
Georgia Chalkoutsaki did an internship with OC during 2014 in which she focused on education in emergencies. Hereunder she presents the summary of her thesis (which she also did on education in emergencies upon our encouragement).
En 2005, le terme d’État fragile a été adopté comme concept opérationnel par la plupart des bailleurs. Près de dix ans après, l’intense débat engagé sur l’agenda international en éducation post-2015 indique que la problématique autour de ces pays considérés comme fragiles apparaît comme non résolue.
Davis, California - The war in Syria has had a devastating effect on that country’s university students and scholars, creating a lost generation, according to a recent University of California, Davis, report.
As many as 70,000 Syrian university-age students are in Lebanon, but it is estimated that only 6,500 to 10,000 have been able to continue any form of higher education, according to the report. There are another 60,000 college-age Syrian refugees in Jordan and 70,000 in Turkey. Watenpaugh and his multidisciplinary research team have completed reports on Jordan and Lebanon and are completing a report on Turkey.
Since 2000, we have celebrated increases in the number of children enrolled in school worldwide. New research indicates that progress has stalled. Given this trend, I fear we will not achieve the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015.
The Syrian war and refugee crisis enter their fourth year tomorrow. Since the war started in 2011, the humanitarian community, host countries and advocates have been working fervently to garner attention and resources and to save lives and deliver services.
24 January 2014 - The Shibayama Lab at Waseda University, a leading higher education institution in Japan, is spearheading a new global approach to disaster prevention and mitigation research involving experts from diverse countries, in an initiative launched last month.
13 January 2014 - Adults are often asked what they think of their lawmakers, how they spend their free time and even whether they like cream and sugar in their coffee. But how often are kids asked what they think?