Refugee Education in South Asia: Policies, Practices, and Implications


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Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World

BISAC: EDU034000

Target Audience: The major academic audience for this book is professional historians and social scientists interested in refugee education in South Asia. This book will also be useful for undergraduate and graduate students in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education research. This book will also be significant for donors, government officials, think tanks and policy makers in framing education policy for refugees.

This edited book entitled Refugee Education in South Asia: Policies, Practices, and Implications aims to understand the policies, practices, and limitations of refugee education in four South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Evidence presents that refugee education in three countries including Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan is being viewed as a relief activity and education for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal is being observed as a development activity. This book suggests that refugee education in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan should be provided from a development view by which refugee children and youth can live with honor and dignity if they get an opportunity to be integrated into host countries, resettled in third countries, or repatriated in their home countries.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Refugee Education as a Human Right: A South Asian Perspective
(Mahbub Alam Prodip – Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh)

Chapter 2. Religious Education for Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh: Purposes, Prospects and Problems
(Iqthyer Uddin Md Zahed and Mahbub Alam Prodip – School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, University New England, Australia et al.)

Chapter 3. Educational Status of Bihari Refugees in Bangladesh
(Nasrin Jabin and Tanzimul Islam – Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh et al.)

Chapter 4. Formulation of Teacher’s Competency Framework in the Context of Rohingya Refugee Education in Bangladesh: Lessons Learned
(Happy Kumar Das, M. Shahriar Shafiq and G M Rakibul Islam – Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh et al.)

Chapter 5. Refugee Child Education Policy in India: In Search of Governmental Policy
(Debasish Nandy, Mahbub Alam Prodip, Anil Kumar Biswas and Golam Rabbani – Department of Political Science, Kazi Nazrul University, West Bengal, India et al.)

Chapter 6. Understanding Refugee Education: An Assessment of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan and India through Policy Analysis
(Sukanya Mukherjee – Department of Political Science, Sammilani Mahavidyalaya, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 7. Role of Education in Social Integration: A Case Study of Bhutanese Refugees of Nepal in Australia
(Shafi Md Mostofa, and Baki Md. Murtoza – World Religions and Culture, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh et al.)

Chapter 8. Access to Higher Education for Refugees in South Asia
(M. Mahruf C. Shohel, Goutam Roy, Muhammad Shajjad Ahsan and Dev Raj Acharya – Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK et al.)

Chapter 9. Education for Refugees in South Asia: Aid or Development?
(Goutam Roy, Mahbub Alam Prodip and Debasish Nandy – Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, et al.)


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