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Educators in Exile

The Role and Status of Refugee Teachers

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Much of the literature surrounding education in emergencies focuses on the impact of armed conflict on children. Surprisingly little focuses explicitly on teachers, and yet it is commonly acknowledged that the biggest influences on the education a child receives are the knowledge, skills and attitudes of their teacher.



Through field research from Kenya, South Africa and Uganda, the study examines the role and status of teachers in emergencies. It identifies the issues refugee teachers face and makes recommendations on how policy can better address their particular needs and protect their rights, and thus improve access to and quality of education to populations affected by an emergency. The research findings also include data on South Sudan and the status of teachers returning there from exile.

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Foreword, Acknowledgements and Dedication

The Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol, adopted by Commonwealth ministers of education in 2004, has provided a robust framework for managing the international migration of teachers. It sets out the principles of protecting source countries’ education systems, recognises the benefits of encouraging migration to destination countries, and promotes the ethical recruitment of teachers and the protection of their rights, including those of refugee teachers.

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