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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Figures and Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; Background and Study Objectives; Regional Context and Considerations; Time Frames, Scenarios, and the Politics of Expectations; Study Approach, Limitations, and Organization of the Report; CHAPTER TWO: Access; Access Policies, Data, and Rates for Formal Education; Barriers to Formal Education; Alternative Educational Programs; Policy Considerations; CHAPTER THREE: Management; Roles and Responsibilities; Plans and Budgets; Information for Decisionmakers and Refugees.
Policy ConsiderationsCHAPTER FOUR: Society; Structure of Refugee Education and Considerations for Social Cohesion; Issues of Certification; The Relation Between Livelihoods and Access to Education; The Classroom as a Protective Environment; Policy Considerations; CHAPTER FIVE: Quality; Quality of Education for Refugees; Quality of Education for Citizens; Policy Considerations; CHAPTER SIX: Conclusion; APPENDIX A: Research Agenda in Support of Syrian Refugee Education; Abbreviations; References.
With four million Syrian refugees as of September 2015, there is urgent need to develop both short-term and long-term approaches to providing education for the children of this population. This report reviewed Syrian refugee education in the three neighboring countries with the largest population of refugees, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan, and analyzes four areas: access, management, society, and quality. Policy implications include prioritizing the urgent need to increase access to education among refugees; transitioning from a short-term humanitarian response to a longer-term development response; investing in both government capacity to provide education and in formal, quality alternatives to the public school systems; improving data in support of decisionmaking; developing a deliberative strategy about how to integrate or separate Syrian and host-country children in schools to promote social cohesion; limiting child labor and enabling education by creating employment policies for adults; and implementing particular steps to improve quality of education for both refugees and citizens.