Journal on Education in Emergencies: Volume 5, Number 2

The Journal on Education in Emergencies aims to stimulate research and debate about education in emergencies; promote learning informed by evidence; define knowledge gaps and key trends for future research; and publish rigorous scholarly and practitioner work that will set standards for evidence in the field.

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 on 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 the 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.

The full JEiE Volume 5, Number 2, as well as individual articles, can be downloaded by clicking on the titles below.


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Are Refugee Children Learning? Early Grade Literacy in a Refugee Camp in Kenya

Authors Benjamin Piper, Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Vidur Chopra, Celia Reddick, and Arbogast Oyanga reveal that literacy outcomes for youth in the lower primary grades who live in Kakuma refugee camp are lower than those of their disadvantaged peers in a nearby host community.

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Book Review: "Global Education Monitoring Report 2019: Migration, Displacement and Education—Building Bridges, Not Walls" by the Global Education Monitoring Report Team

In this review of the 2019 "Global Education Monitoring Report," Bethany Mulimbi gives an overview of the report, including the multiple ways education and migration relate to each other.

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Book Review: Peace Education: International Perspectives edited by Monisha Bajaj and Maria Hantzopoulos

In this review of Peace Education: International Perspectives, edited by Monisha Bajaj and Maria Hantzopoulos, Samira N. Chatila provides an overview of the importance of peace education in supporting peacebuilding in emergencies and defines the link between peace education and violence.