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How effective is the education response for displaced Syrian children in Lebanon? : Non-formal education programming in a fragile context.

Klehr, Alina (2018) How effective is the education response for displaced Syrian children in Lebanon? : Non-formal education programming in a fragile context.

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Abstract:The Bachelor thesis addresses the research question “how and to what extent do selected education projects undertaken by non-state service providers address the factors inhibiting the access to education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon effectively?”. Drawing on service delivery theory in fragile states in the education sector, the study presents the main concepts education delivery, state fragility, education in emergencies, effectiveness, and barriers to education. Deploying a longitudinal case study approach, the thesis takes four education projects derived from qualitative desk research into account. By analysing the three sub-research questions (1) “What are the factors that constrain access to education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon?”, (2)“What are the current initiatives taken by national and international NGOs regarding supporting education among Syrian refugees in Lebanon?”, and (3) “What is the documented effectiveness of the selected education projects in reducing the main barriers to access to education for Syrian refugees?”, the thesis consequently arrives at the conclusion that the education delivery is constrained by the education barriers cost to education, negative coping mechanisms, psychological stress and trauma, being over age, lacking language skills, lacking documentation, and discrimination and violence. It identifies that non-state education delivery significantly contributes to the provision of education for marginalized groups. However, structural barriers such as capacity gaps and fragmentation of service delivery require to be addressed beyond the NGO and INGO interventions in order to create sustainable improvement.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75856
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