Supporting Refugee Distance Education: A Review of the Literature

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Supporting Refugee Distance Education: A Review of the Literature
Abstract
The sudden influx of refugees into countries around the world has caused a complicated, multi-faceted, international refugee crisis. Refugees, whether in camps or urban areas, face a myriad of problems and obstacles, yet one of the most critical issues young refugees face is the lack of educational opportunities and/or resources. United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund warns that this lack of education could potentially create a “lost generation” which may lead to serious implications, not only for these young refugees but also to surrounding, nearby societies. This paper seeks to understand if and how Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) have been reported in the literature as being used in different contexts to connect young refugees with high quality educational opportunities, and whether the urban or camp contexts impact these opportunities. The results of this review of the literature indicate that a number of different ICTs have successfully been used in a variety of different educational settings and for a variety of purposes. Additionally, where a refugee lives could impact the accessibility and nature of the ICT tools available to provide an education.
Publication
American Journal of Distance Education
Volume
34
Issue
1
Pages
5-18
Date
2020-01-02
ISSN
0892-3647
Short Title
Supporting Refugee Distance Education
Accessed
05/04/2022, 20:30
Library Catalog
Taylor and Francis+NEJM
Extra
Publisher: Routledge _eprint: https://doi.org/10.1080/08923647.2020.1691411
Citation
Taftaf, R., & Williams, C. (2020). Supporting Refugee Distance Education: A Review of the Literature. American Journal of Distance Education, 34(1), 5–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/08923647.2020.1691411