The Working Group in Lebanon is lead by Maha Shuayb, Director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) at the Lebanese American University and Lead of LERRN’s Lebanon Working Group. Members of the Working Group include Al-Jana and Oxfam Lebanon.
The Lebanon Working Group has been leading innovative, partnered research on issues relating to education, youth engagement and employment, and the impact of COVID-19 on education in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. The group is developing a new research focus on the impact of discussions on repatriation on education planning.
LERRN’s partners in Lebanon have also been leading an initiative to critically examine the power relations inherent in partnered research and the development of a Code of Conduct to better guide equitable and ethical partnered research involving South-North partnerships and partnerships with community groups and refugees.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Reflection on the Education of Refugee Children: Beyond Reification and Emergency
What is our understanding of "refugee education"? How does education help refugees prepare for an intellectual and better life? What is missing in refugee education? This recent publication by Maurice Crul and LERRN Partner Maha Shuayb in Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees highlights three significant points regarding refugee education. First,...
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Dr. Maha Shuayb: How a generation of Syrian children in Lebanon were robbed of their education
Dr. Maha Shuayb, Director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies and Lead Investigator of LERRN’s Lebanon Working Group, has published a very timely article in openDemocracy that raises critical questions relating to refugee education. Refugee education has been a growing global priority in recent years. It was one of the core themes at the...
Monday, June 22, 2020
New report on Education and COVID-19 in Jordan
The Centre for Lebanese Studies, with the support of LERRN, has released a new report on how education for refugees and nationals in Jordan has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for future responses. In Jordan, more than 2 million students across public, private, and United Nations Relief and Works Agency...
Friday, February 14, 2020
Youth Engagement in Lebanon: Christina Klassen’s Research Placement Experience
By Christina Klassen “Youth engagement.” This compelling but vaguely defined term drew me to apply for the LERRN Youth Engagement research placement in Lebanon in the summer of 2019. I submitted my application more out of a curiosity to understand why the local team in Lebanon had chosen this as an area of research...