Refugee Education UK

Best school-based practices for refugees in high-income countries

In collaboration with Refugee Education UK, this publication captures case studies on the integration of refugees in middle and high-income contexts.

QFI supported Inclusive and Sustainable Promising Practices Refugee Education UK because it is in-line with QFI’s continued research on Arabic speakers in two ways:

  1. It further investigates newcomer Arabic speaking students’ experiences in the United States and Ireland and
  2. It reinforces the importance of mother-tongue preservation for learning a second language and continued academic achievement.

This global applicability of this compilation of case studies is evident, as similar trends are observed in many high-income countries (HIC). QFI’s support of this aims to contribute valuable insights to enhance the value of language learning and preservation.

When one thinks of refugees, they usually consider those that are hosted in low- and middle-income countries or in refugee camps. Yet significant numbers of refugee children reach or are resettled to high-income countries (HICs), not in camps, and not much is documented on their educational experiences. This open call for case studies was a project aimed to discover and amplify effective practices by drawing insights from successful refugee education initiatives in HICs.

The final collection comprises 29 case studies, encompassing 12 high-income settings: Australia, England, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Wales.

Detailed learnings were synthesized across all 29 cases into 4 themes and 11 Promising Practices.

Detailed Case Studies

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