Barriers to Institutional Education for Refugees: A Case-Study of Rohingya Community in Bangladesh

The massive influx of refugees in recent times is daunting. On one hand, the international communities are struggling to propose a sustainable solution to this havoc; on the other hand, securing the rights of these stateless people are posing significant challenges. Under current circumstances, refugee education, despite being strongly advocated, faces numerous barriers. Defining the corresponding terms, the primary objective of this paper is to identify those existing barriers and investigate the extent of those barriers. In this chapter, institutional education is limited within primary education, i.e. from grades 1 to 5. This case study is based on the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. The extensive secondary research methodology is applied to extract the results which circumnavigate the following potential areas—the financial condition of the refugees, language and curriculum barriers, and current refugee education policies. Limitations of the approach are fittingly identified.

Authors: Mahmud, Erina; Mehelin, Nalifa
Type: Book/Book Chapter
Year: 2020