Education security exists when every child has equal access to quality education. Rohingya refugee children suffer widespread rates of education insecurity both in their home country, Myanmar and in their host country, Bangladesh. While the right to education is recognized in several human rights instruments, access to education is not ubiquitous, making the ability to achieve this right challenging for many Rohingya. Government restrictions on accredited education, COVID-19 related school closures, failures in launching a pilot of the Myanmar curriculum, and recent government plans to relocate refugees to Bhasan Char Island have created a ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya youth. This study traces the development of education insecurity among the Rohingya, a stateless ethnic minority group who fled to Bangladesh in 2017 in response to ethnic violence in Myanmar. Drawing upon available literature and primary fieldwork, this study examines the social, cultural, and political determinants of learning opportunities for Rohingya children.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Race Ethnicity and Education on 2022, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2022.2069738
Al-Haddad, Robin E.; Duran, Kendra L.; and Ahmed, Saleh, "A Lost Generation: Perpetual Education Insecurity Among the Rohingya" (2022). Global Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations. 10.