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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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Terminology

A refugee has crossed a border and in this sense is different from an internally displaced person (IDP). The host country is the country that has received the refugee. The home country is the country from which the refugee has fled, also known as the country of origin. Both refugees and IDPs are considered to be forced migrants.

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