Announcing JEiE Special Issue on Refugees and Education, Part II

Research and Evidence

JEiE_Vol5_No2_17March2020-page-001We are pleased to announce the publication of Journal on Education in Emergencies, Volume 5, Number 2, Special Issue on Refugees and Education, Part II!

We present five research articles and three book reviews in the second part of our double issue on refugees and education. This second part complements the first with articles that focus on opportunities and outcomes in refugee education as they connect to rights, funding actors, literacy, belonging, and teacher development.

Three themes emerge across these contributions. First is the importance of understanding refugee education at a variety of levels. The authors show the diverse ways that global laws, policies, and approaches are mobilized, interpreted, and experienced at a national and local level. Second, the articles in this issue underscore the need to account for economic, social, and cultural dimensions of education. They demonstrate the ways in which laws, schools, teachers, and donors shape how these dimensions play out in the schooling experiences of young refugees. Third, these contributions showcase how much methodologically diverse research can help to improve refugee education.

Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Jo Kelcey, and S. Garnett Russell edited this special issue of JEiE.

The full JEiE Volume 5, Number 2, as well as previous issues of JEiE, and all articles can be downloaded for free from the INEE website -

The full text of each article is available in English; the abstract and title of each article has been translated into Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

Journal on Education in Emergencies, Volume 5, Number 2
Special Issue on Refugees and Education, Part II


EDITORIAL NOTE Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Jo Kelcey, and S. Garnett Russell



Exploring the Enforceability of Refugees’ Right to Education: A Comparative Analysis of Human Rights Treaties Sarah Horsch Carsley and S. Garnett Russell

The Emerging Role of Corporate Actors as Policymakers in Education in Emergencies: Evidence from the Syria Refugee Crisis Zeena Zakharia and Francine Menashy

Are Refugee Children Learning? Early Grade Literacy in a Refugee Camp in Kenya Benjamin Piper, Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Vidur Chopra, Celia Reddick, and Arbogast Oyanga

Refugee Students’ Academic Motivation in Displacement: The Case of Kakuma Refugee Camp Jihae Cha

Educators for Change: Supporting the Transformative Role of Teachers in Contexts of Mass Displacement Aejendra Pherali, Mai Abu Moghli, and Elaine Chase



“Global Education Monitoring Report 2019: Migration, Displacement and Education—Building Bridges, Not Walls” by Global Education Monitoring Report Team Bethany Mulimbi

Peace Education: International Perspectives edited by Monisha Bajaj and Maria Hantzopoulos Samira N. Chatila

Just Violence: Torture and Human Rights in the Eyes of the Police by Rachel Wahl Amit Prakash