ECE® Aid is a charitable initiative developed by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. to provide fee waivers for educational credential reports for vulnerable populations. While the ECE® Aid program initially launched with the intention of opening the door to education for refugees and asylum seekers, the scope has expanded to include those with temporary protected status, special immigrant status, and those affected by natural disasters or extreme hardship. ECE selects experienced, trusted agencies and institutions to distribute fee waiver vouchers to qualifying immigrants. ECE does not provide complimentary reports directly to individuals. ECE® Aid recipients receive the same trusted, high-quality, evaluation reports and customer service both students and higher education institutions have come to expect from ECE.
This report presents the findings from a year-long research study which analyzes different approaches to providing higher education for refugees. Another publication (Higher Education for Refugees in Low-Resource Environments: Landscape Review) has also stemmed from the same research, and it is best to read both in combination. The objectives of the Research Study are to compare existing models offering access to higher education to refugee students in low-resource environments, to deliver insights about how pedagogy can or should change when marginalized populations are at the center of higher education, and finally, to inform future strategies for programs providing higher education for refugees.
The purpose of the landscape review is to provide a comprehensive mapping of programs providing higher education for refugees. Another publication (Higher Education for Refugees in Low-Resource Environments: Research Study) has also stemmed from the same research, and it is best to read both in combination. The landscape's review has three main objectives; the first is to understand the different types of programs that are in operation. The second objective is to explore the significance of academic, technological and pedagogical approaches, and finally, the third is to facilitate comparative analysis between modalities.
Books Not Bombs partnered with Teach For America to distribute a comprehensive lesson plan on the Syrian and refugee education crisis for K-12 and higher education teachers. This unit is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the Syrian refugee crisis and the rarely discussed or recognized implications that it has on education. Students will engage with the key questions of moral responsibility to intervene and provide refuge and will compare their educational experiences with those of their refugee peers.
The U.S. Department of State enjoys a unique vantage point on the countless efforts undertaken by individuals and organizations to address the global refugee crisis. The purpose of this Toolkit is to share some of the powerful examples we have seen with you: students, professors, and university administrators who want to contribute to the global refugee crisis response.
Post-Secondary Educational Experiences in the Acculturation of Resettled Refugees in the United States
A global refugee crisis necessitates an understanding of policy making governing the resettlement of refugees in the United States. Resettling more refugees than all other countries combined, the United States emphasizes rapid employment over post-secondary education for adult resettled refugees in order to compel their self-sufficiency. Using the lens of acculturation theory, this phenomenological study explored the value and influence of post-secondary education in the lives of seven first generation adult refugees living in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
Refugees often suffer from problems such as lack of identification, citizenship, and the economic means to attain an education when attempting to enroll for higher education. Increasing unrest in refugee camps as well as the need for resettled refugees to find employment in order to create a sustainable living demonstrates the need for education for this vulnerable population. The Australian Catholic University offers online post secondary education to refugees living in camps along the Thai-Burmese border. The Open University offers online post secondary education to resettled refugees living in the United Kingdom. Recommendations are provided.
A comprehensive guideline to teaching refugees and those coming from refugee backgrounds. Babb Group offers a list of points that they deem extremely beneficial when handling refugee students, from setting your expectations and being responsive, to considering their circumstances and the challenges they face, whether they be cultural, technological, or lingual.
An overview of the ongoing refugee crisis, in addition to the challenges of dealing with this humanitarian crisis, and specific ways that leaders can be involved. This article offers several points on how people can help refugees, by both raising awareness, and honest, dedicated work.
This paper presents and discusses the key findings from a study that considered significant issues that affect refugees and asylum‐seekers, and explored beneficial counselling approaches relevant to this group. In‐depth narrative interviews were conducted with three counselors and three specialist children’s support advisers. Data was analysed using the methods of comparative analysis and theme mapping from a grounded theory approach.