Presentation Title

Educational Barriers of Syrian Refugees

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Sandra Khouri, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Lilliard Science Center A 044

Abstract

Over 5 million Syrian refugees are registered with the United Nations. Nearly half of these are under age 17; many with technical or university training. Language, culture, and acceptance of transfer credits create barriers for a smooth educational transition in the arrival country. In this research, varied educational paths are identified to propose actions for overcoming the barriers faced by Syrian refugees. The "on track" path allows for a continuation of education with minimal difficulties. In contrast, the "disrupted" path requires greater intervention such as facilitating language training and creating work-study programs for funding the tuition of refugees.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

4-10-2018 10:15 AM

Panel

Entrepreneurial Barriers and Opportunities for Refugees

Panel Moderator

Les Dlabay

Field of Study for Presentation

Area Studies, Business, Economics, International Relations, Social Justice

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Apr 10th, 9:00 AM Apr 10th, 10:15 AM

Educational Barriers of Syrian Refugees

Lilliard Science Center A 044

Over 5 million Syrian refugees are registered with the United Nations. Nearly half of these are under age 17; many with technical or university training. Language, culture, and acceptance of transfer credits create barriers for a smooth educational transition in the arrival country. In this research, varied educational paths are identified to propose actions for overcoming the barriers faced by Syrian refugees. The "on track" path allows for a continuation of education with minimal difficulties. In contrast, the "disrupted" path requires greater intervention such as facilitating language training and creating work-study programs for funding the tuition of refugees.