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9 August 2017
by Mary Mendenhall, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Practice at Teachers College, Columbia University
This post was originally published on the Promising Practices in Refugee Education website.
As we work to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of our humanitarian responses by improving coordination, reducing duplication, and trying to mitigate the competitive environment in
9 May 2017Help us reach Syrian out-of-school children with free Arabic literacy apps
Through the international innovative EduApp4Syria competition, the Norwegian government and several international partners sourced the development of two smartphone apps that can help Syrian children (aged 5-10) learn to read in Arabic and improve their psychosocial wellbeing.
The two winning games were selected from 78 submissions
10 April 2017
This article was originally posted by Aaron Benavot, Director of the UNESCO Gem Report on Promising Practices in Refugee Education
The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken from them at one
20 March 2017
This article was originally posted by GEM Report on the World Education Blog.
Natural disasters, extreme weather, bombings and protracted armed conflict can destroy schools and undermine the normalcy of school life. Given the complexity of how education is impacted by emergencies, innovative solutions are needed to ensure that disruption to education is minimized. Mobile learning
20 March 2017
Norway has today launched a new development tool that makes it possible for children to learn to read in areas where schools have been bombed and teachers and families have been forced to flee. With the help of some of the world’s tech giants, Norway has developed two game-based learning apps that can be used anywhere.<
29 November 2016
By Mary Burns, Education Development Center James Lawrie, Save the Children INEE Secretariat
Quality teaching and student learning are tightly interconnected. Together they form two sides of a triangle. The third side of this triangle is often overlooked, but is also integral to teaching quality and student learning—quality instruction and preparation for teachers.
29 September 2016
By Randi Gramshaug, Senior Adviser, Norad
Can smartphones be used to help displaced Syrian children learn to read?
Can mobile apps help fill the gaps in education for these children and millions of others affected by crisis and conflict?
With these questions in mind, in September 2015, the Norwegian Government, along with a
3 May 2016Date: 18 May 2016 Time: 9:30-11am EST / 3:30-5 pm CEST (90min.) Hosted by: INEE; BMZ/GIZ; UNHCR Partners: World Vision International, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government), Creative Associates International
Recording and presentations Below are links to the webinar recording
7 April 2016
Written by Eva Kaplan and Yazeed Sheqem. This article was orignially published by Technology Salon.
Currently it is estimated that there are 4.6 million Syrian refugees; 6.6 million displaced persons inside Syria. Of these, half are children. In March, Technology Salon Amman brought together people
29 February 2016
CIES 2016 -- the 60th annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) -- will focus on the theme ‘Taking Stock and Looking Forward’.
From 6-10 March, academics, practitioners, and students will gather in Vancouver, Canada, to look back at what has changed over the last 60 years and think about their vision and goals