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dc.contributor.advisor Ullah, Ahsan
dc.contributor.author Valentina, Hiegemann
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-02T08:47:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-02T16:00:04Z
dc.date.created 2013 Spring en
dc.date.issued 2013-06-02
dc.identifier.uri http://dar.aucegypt.edu/handle/10526/3585
dc.description.abstract While much of the existing information on the education of African refugees in Egypt has focused on children, this study reveals critical issues regarding the education of adults. This thesis has three major purposes. It aims to explore the different educational opportunities available for adult African refugees in Cairo. It seeks to examine the challenges that affect their education. It also analyzes the role of education in the empowerment of adult African refugees who either seek to integrate locally, return to their home country, or get resettled to another state. Research for this study was conducted over a period of three months in the city of Cairo. Substantial information was obtained from interviews with 30 adult students of two major refugee educational programs and four representatives from different organizations and institutions. On the basis of the results of this research, it can be concluded that due to the lack of access to formal education, the only educational opportunity available for the majority of adult African refugees is English classes provided by alternative refugee educational programs. It can also be concluded that many of the restrictions and obstacles faced by African refugees in Cairo have a negative effect on their education. Findings reveal that education, particularly English knowledge, significantly empowers adult refugees. One of the most significant results of this study is that education showed to be a powerful tool in improving the situation of many of the refugees residing in Cairo. en
dc.format.extent 103 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Refugees en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Egypt -- Cairo.
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Egypt -- Cairo.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Emigration and immigration.
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights -- Egypt.
dc.title Empowerment through education: the case of adult African refugees en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Migration and Refugee Studies en
dc.rights.access This item is available en
dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Center for Migration and Refugee Studies en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Zohry, Ayman
dc.contributor.committeeMember Khallaf, Shaden


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