GEMR 2019 Migration, displacement and education
The 2019 GEM Report continues its assessment of progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education and its ten targets, as well as other related education targets in the SDG agenda.
Its main focus is on the theme of migration and displacement. It presents evidence on the implications of different types of migration and displacement for education systems but also the impact that reforming education curricula and approaches to pedagogy and teacher preparation can have on addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by migration and displacement. It gives voice to experiences in host and home communities.
With the help of case studies, it illustrates approaches which work and could be scaled up. In this way, it aims to be a tool for practitioners. It will make the case for investing in education of good quality in rural areas suffering from depopulation and in slum areas suffering from large population inflows; in countries with high rates of emigration and those with high rates of immigration; in short-term refugee emergencies and in protracted crises. Its analysis, conclusions and recommendations advance the aims of SDG 4 and its call to leave no one behind.
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GEMR 2019 Youth Report
“I remember leaving my hometown at the age of 13 to go to the Starehe Girls Centre, a centre for excellence for academically talented girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, more than 8 hours’ drive from my hometown in Kisumu. It was my first time leaving home” Vivian Onana, Youth Representative GEMR Advisory Board
This report on #EducationOnTheMove is about those of us as young people who have had to move from one region or country to another in search of education, work or security. Some of the stories are disheartening because young people have had to face violence, hunger and lack of shelter or proper clothing just to have access to an opportunity that could lift them out of poverty, take them away from threats and give them dignity. Such stories remind us of the reforms that need to be carried out in education across the world to make it inclusive and to promote social cohesion.