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Executive Summary Teacher Professional Development v1.1 LowRes. Education. 7 recommendations to improve teacher professional development in fragile contexts. Quality teaching and student learning are tightly interconnected.

7 recommendations to improve teacher professional development in fragile contexts

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. Unfortunately, all too often, the children who could benefit most from quality teaching—children in low-income contexts, in crisis or conflict settings, in remote or remote geographical environments—have little exposure to quality teaching.

And unfortunately, all too often, in these same settings, the teachers who could benefit most from quality professional development (PD) that would equip them with the skills to help more children learn either receive no PD or take part in ineffective professional development. Recommendation 1: Focus on teachers in low-income and crisis-affected contexts as professionals, learners and individuals. Can't Wait To Learn! Education offers hope and opportunity All children have a right to education.

Can't Wait To Learn!

Education provides children with hope, structure and real opportunities for a better future -- crucial for children living in (former) conflict zones. All too often in areas affected by conflict, traditional education cannot happen. EJEL - Volume 14 Issue 2, ECGBL 2015 / May 2016. Abstract: This article explores how student behaviour and interactions change when teachers use producing as a primary pedagogical strategy (Papert, 1980; Ejsing‑Duun and Karoff, 2014).

EJEL - Volume 14 Issue 2, ECGBL 2015 / May 2016

Based on observed student and teacher actions and responses, as w ell as students production, this paper emphasizes the importance of understanding how students explore creativity and playfulness while producing in learning situations. This paper is based on a large research project called Children as Learning Designe rs in a Digital School (2013…2015), funded by Denmarks Ministry of Education, which included fieldwork in five Danish public schools, involved about 500 students, and comprised six interventions in the first, second, fifth, sixth, and tenth grades.

Th e projects empirical data consist of observations, participatory observation, and productions students created during the interventions. Education Under Fire English. UNHCR - UNHCR Education Strategy 2012-2016. UNHCR - Education. Education is a basic human right, enshrined in the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 1951 Refugee Convention.

UNHCR - Education

It is also a vital aspect of our work at UNHCR. Of the nearly 20 million refugees under our care, half are children below the age of 18. Access to education for this marginalised group is limited, with only 50 per cent of refugee children enrolled in primary education. Twenty-five per cent are estimated to be in secondary school and just one per cent have access to tertiary education. Without the chance to study, an entire generation is at risk. UNHCR - Europe Emergency. "I am breathing finally… We almost drowned in the sea from Turkey to Greece.

UNHCR - Europe Emergency

" Aya, Syrian refugee in Munich The ongoing conflict and violence in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the world is causing large-scale displacement and refugees are seeking safety beyond the immediate region. The lack of an increased number of legal pathways leaves so many people fleeing persecution with few choices, including many trying to reunite with family members in Europe. Refugee Children in Crisis. The Challenge of Education. SAMR. Calais migrants: Life in the Jungle. Teachers Without Borders.

The Challenge of Education. UNHCR Innovation. Hungry, scared, and no closer to safety: child refugees failed by Britain. What does a 10-year-old living alone in the migrant camp in Calais worry about most?

Hungry, scared, and no closer to safety: child refugees failed by Britain

Abdul is bothered by the rats that rustle around him while he sleeps and by the effort involved in getting enough food, in the wake of a decision last month by the French authorities to close down the cafe that fed children for free. He is frightened of the local police who often spray teargas at him. Most of all he worries about his nine-year-old nephew, who is solely his responsibility, and who is struggling to cope with their five-month flight from violence in Afghanistan. Mohammed, nine, worries about how he is going to find a pair of shoes. His cousin Ahmed, 12, worries about Mohammed, and about a third cousin, nine, who went missing last week. Children Of Calais. Britain ‘did not respond' to French pleas to take Calais child refugees. The Home Office has refused to respond to official requests from the French authorities to accept unaccompanied child refugees stranded in Calais who are eligible to come to Britain, the British Red Cross has said.

Britain ‘did not respond' to French pleas to take Calais child refugees

With the planned demolition of Calais’s refugee camp only weeks away, the Red Cross says the Home Office is turning down “take charge” requests by the French on often pedantic grounds. Once such a request has been accepted by the UK government it is in effect responsible for a child who is seeking asylum. In some cases British officials claim to have “misplaced” requests from the French to help children, raising questions over Britain’s approach to what humanitarian experts call an urgent child protection issue.

The camp is scheduled to be demolished this month, with no provision agreed by the British and French for most of the 1,000 unaccompanied minors there, of whom at least 400 are eligible to enter the UK. Calais Mayor says the Jungle WILL be demolished. The northern town’s mayor Natacha Bouchart, said she had received assurances from officials close to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve that the dismantling of the northern part of the camp would soon be announced.

Calais Mayor says the Jungle WILL be demolished

She said: "We can't wait any longer, we need to know as fast as possible when and how the Jungle will be torn down.” Earlier this year authorities dismantled the southern half of the camp, where thousands of migrants fleeing war or poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia have massed, hoping to make their way to Britain. About 4,500 migrants were still living in the remaining northern half of the camp as recently as June, according to the regional prefecture, which would be responsible for issuing an order to tear the camp down, declined to comment on the matter. Mobile Education for Refugees. Calais migrants: a day in the life of the Jungle.