Exceptional and Futureless Humanitarian Education of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Prospects for Shifting the Lens

Authors

  • Cathrine Brun Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
  • Maha Shuayb Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Lebanese American University and the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.40717

Keywords:

Lebanon, Syrian refugees, humanitarian education, emergency education

Abstract

The article unpacks and analyzes the potentials and shortcomings of a humanitarian framework for educational response during protracted displacement. Humanitarianism is concerned with the immediate, while education is future oriented. Calls to shift the humanitarian discourse from relief and survival to development have contributed to include education as part of the humanitarian response. The article analyzes potentials and limitations in Lebanon’s education provision and policies for Syrian refugees. We discuss the impact and implications of the humanitarian response and reflect on what principles should be formulated for provision of a socially just, inclusive, and more developmental education for refugees in protracted displacement.

Published

2020-12-18

How to Cite

Brun, C., & Shuayb, M. (2020). Exceptional and Futureless Humanitarian Education of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Prospects for Shifting the Lens. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 36(2), 20–30. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.40717

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