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Borderless higher education for refugees, lessons from the Dadaab refugee

"Higher education is increasingly recognized as crucial for the livelihoods of refugees and displaced populations caught in emergencies and protracted crises, to enable them to engage in contemporary, knowledge-based, global society. This book tells the story of the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project which delivers tuition-free university degree programs into two of the largest protracted refugee camps in the world, Dadaab and Kakuma in Kenya. Combining a human rights approaches, critical humanitarianism and a concern with gender relations and intersecting inequalities, the book proposes that higher education can provide refugees with the possibility of staying put or returning home with dignity. Written by academics based in Canada, Kenya, Somalia and the USA, as well as NGO workers and students from the camps the book demonstrates how North-South and South-South collaborations are possible and indeed productive."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction, Wenona Giles, Lorrie Miller, Philemon Misoy, Norah Kariba, Okello Mark Oyat -- Part I: Putting a Project into Action -- 1. Historical and Political Contestations in the Dadaab Refugee Camps and North-Eastern Kenya, Mohamed Duale, Esther Munene, and Marangu Njogu -- 2. Gender Disparities in University Access in the Kenyan Kakuma Camps, Danielle Bishop, Hanan Duri, and Grace Nshimiyumukiza -- 3. The Challenges of Reciprocity and Relative Autonomy in North/South Partnerships, Josephine Gitome and Don Dippo -- 4. Development of a Community Health Education Degree Programme through a North-South Collaboration: Lessons Learned, F -- . Beryl Pilkington and Isabella I -- . Mbai Part II: Students and Teachers: Inside the BHER Supported Classroom -- 5. Refugees Respond: Using Digital Tools, Networks and 'Production Pedagogies' to Envision Possible Futures, Abdikadir Abikar, Abdullahi Aden, Kurt Thumlert, Negin Dahya, Jennifer Jenson -- 6. Technology and Flexibility: The On-line Learning Experience of Teaching Assistants and their Students in the Dadaab Refugee Camps, Hawa Sabriye, Dacia Douhaibi, with contributions from Arte Dagane and Ochan Leomoi -- 7. Out of Bounds: The BHER Bones of Teaching Geography Across Borders, Megan Youdelis, Dacia Douhaibi, Devin Holterman, Kamal Paudel, Valerie Preston, Tarmo K. Remmel, Elizabeth Lunstrum, Joseph Mensah -- 8. Academic Philanthropy and Pedagogies of Resilience, Lorrie Miller, Graham Lea, Rita Irwin, Samson Nashon, Elizabeth Jordan, Kimberly Baker, Espen Stranger-Johannessen -- 9. Refugee Students' Experience of Accessing English Language Learning in Dadaab, Kenya, HaEun Kim, Nombuso Dlamini, Dahabo Ibrahim, Seraphin Kimonyo, and Johanna Reynolds -- 10. A Gallery to Rethink and Re-place the Anthropocene: Framing From A Place-based Borderless Higher Education, Steve Alsop and Roxanne Cohen Afterword, Fouzia Warsame, the Dean of Education, Somali National University, Mogadishu References -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (249 pages)
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