We currently face a global learning crisis Half of the world’s 617 million children do not achieve minimum proficiency in reading and math by the time they leave school. Children in low-income countries are most likely to not be learning in school. Of children globally that are out of school, 50% reside in conflict-affected areas. Refugee children are 5 times more likely to be out of school than other children.
Alongside the global learning crisis, there is currently a global knowledge gap with respect to ‘what works’ in ensuring that refugee learners are not left behind. To solve the global learning crisis, we need better knowledge of educational solutions that work in refugee contexts where learners often suffer gaps in their education, may not yet speak the language of instruction of the host country, are disaffected and may suffer trauma. Increased knowledge, alongside improved collaboration(ie. sharing of knowledge, expertise and know how) globally, can be part of the solution to informing practice on the ground.
RefugeEd.Hub aims to promote collaboration and promising practice in refugee education to raise the quality of education for refugees and displaced people globally.