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MIT Opening a Global Education Hub for Refugees

eLearningworld News There is 30 million displaced girls and boys in the world today, which is the largest population uprooted since 1945, 20 million of whom have not access to school education. From these prerequisites, MIT is now launching a global education hub that is open to everybody that are unable to go to school. The Refugee ACTion Hub (ReACT) will include digital and blended learning opportunities. At the same time as it serves as… Continue reading

Latest News: Second Educational Package for Refugees forms bridge to HigherEd

eLearningworld News from Germany Around 300 000 young people have benefited from first Educational Package Learn German so far that are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education. For young refugees there are also additional projects available. Now the government is launching a second package in order to make access to universities easier for refugees. The vision is that education is the best driving force for integration in the German society and success on… Continue reading

Latest News: Education for integration from Day One for Refugees

eLearningworld News from Finland The teacher-union OAJ in Finland proposes that refugees should start to receive education from they arrive in order to speed up integration in the society. This will also shorten the way to the labour market. The focus of the education is to learn about the Finnish society and learn the new language. The charirman of OAJ Olli Luukkainen says the following: “This will succeed by letting educational institutions organise the integration-education.… Continue reading

Latest News: German Government announce the Decade of Literacy

eLearningworld News from Germany Federal and state governments want the next ten years to significantly improve the literacy skills of adults in Germany. Adults will receive more offers than before, which will help them improve writing and reqading skills. Totally the Federal Ministry of Education has 180 million euros to fund literacy projects and create course concepts and self-learning opportunities. For instance the Federal Ministry of Education will encourage the development of an app to… Continue reading