Monthly Archives: June 2016

“(Mis-)Educating the Ghettoes of our world” – is there a Collective Neglect of the Role of Education for Youth in Violent Cities Around the World?

By Mieke Lopes Cardozo, University of Amsterdam; Jovana Carapic, Small Arms Survey, Geneva; Joost Monks, NORRAG Violent cities: the ghettoes of our world? The world is less peaceful today than it was in 2008, is indicated by the results of … Continue reading

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Can African Universities Deliver Knowledge for ‘Transforming our World’ Without Decolonizing the Academy?

By Hanne Kirstine Adriansen, Aarhus University, Denmark. In the UN document of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there are some eight mentions of ‘research’ in the text – most of … Continue reading

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Have Your Say about NORRAG

We are pleased to invite you to complete our biennial online survey. The aim of this survey is to assess how NORRAG has performed from mid-2014 to mid-2016, and to help NORRAG improve its strategy for the years ahead. Please … Continue reading

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Towards a Global Landscape of Inequality? The Afghans and the ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Europe

By Alessandro Monsutti, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Soviet Union, economic and social indicators show that we live in an increasingly inequitable world. Beside the series of conflicts ravaging the Middle East, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learnt from 67 Years of UNWRA Support to the Education of Palestinian Refugees

By Husein Abdul-Hamid, Joel Reyes, Harry Patrinos, World Bank. Delivery of education services to communities in conflict-ridden states requires an adjustment in the education model to make it meaningful and relevant. This model requires an increased focus on resilience, ensuring … Continue reading

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Moving on? The Impact of Education for Refugees in First Asylum Countries

By Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Harvard Graduate School of Education Four dimensions of refugees’ educational experiences are critical for teachers of refugees to understand: sporadic and limited schooling, language confusion, poor instruction, and school-based discrimination. Educating large numbers of refugees is a … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Aid for Refugee Education: Why More is Needed

By Aaron Benavot, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO, Paris Conflict in all its forms has taken a huge toll on education systems. While often the attention is on the source of the fighting, the visible influx of refugees seeking safe … Continue reading

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