The CLS is researching the quality of education provided to Syrian and Palestinian children and the impact that hosting such large numbers is having on the quality of education for Lebanese children for the hosting country. Our research is informing the policies of governments and NGOs in this area of critical importance to the future of Lebanon.
The study commissioned by UNICEF, investigates the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The study will investigate existing resources and opportunities (education, health, social and economic), and will assess the overall well-being of young Palestinian refugees both from Syria and originally residing in Lebanon, in 7 Palestinian camps across Lebanon. This assessment will contribute […]
The Centre for the Lebanese Studies conducted a comparative study in Lebanon and Germany to examine the future prospects of Syrian refugee children who dropped-out of Lebanese public schools and the German schools. The study compared Germany’s and Lebanon education provisions for inclusion of Syrian refugee children in public schools, as well as dropout rates […]
The study is an assessment of a training programme initiated by the British Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education ( MEHE). The overall objective of the programme was to improve Syrian students’ learning experience of foreign language in Lebanese public schools in cycle 1. The findings revealed that the STEPS […]
The British Council and the Institute Francais in Lebanon in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education ( MEHE) initiated a program called “Accessing Education: Language Integration for Syrian Refugee Children (ACEESS)”. The aim of the program was to mitigate the drop out of Lebanese and Syrian children, increase their retention and integrate […]
Commissioned by Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) , the Centre for the Lebanese Studies conducted a rapid needs assessment of the psycho-social needs of public schools in Lebanon. The assessment aimed at enhancing the understanding of GIZ of the circumstances and context in which the project team will work in their three year project “Tackling […]
Commissioned by the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), the Centre for Lebanese Studies conducted a donor mapping for the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbiet( GIZ). The mapping aimed at identifying major donors involved in funding projects in the fields of school rehabilitation and psychosocial support in Lebanon. The mapping sought to provide GIZ with an understanding […]
تطلق الهيئة اللبنانية للتاريخ مشروعها الشامل “تطوير قدرة معلّمي التاريخ على تنمية التفكير التاريخي” الذي سيجري على امتداد السنة الدراسية 2014 – 2015. يمنح هذا البرنامج التدريبي المكثّف الفرصة لـ 18 من معلّمي ومعلّمات التاريخ لتعلّم نظريات وطرائق تعليم التاريخ كمجال معرفي وتطبيقها وتطويرها. يقدّم البرنامج نهجا جديدا في بيداغوجيا التاريخ في لبنان من خلال […]
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, more than 2 million refugees have fled to the neighbouring countries Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. According to the last regional response plan, it is estimated that the number of Syrian refugees in need of assistance across the region may reach 3.45 million by the end of 2013. In Lebanon, a total […]
The Consultation and Research Institute in collaboration with CLS is currently conducting a human right-based and equity-focused situation analysis (SITAN) of education in Lebanon. The study is commissioned by UNICEF. The Situation Analysis SITAN follows a human rights-based approach (HRBA). According to the HBRA, educational equity can be examined by looking at three complementary dimensions: […]
The situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is generally defined as “unique in degree of political, economic and social exclusion” (Sayigh, 2001). Indeed, since their arrival to Lebanon their civic, social and economical rights have been constricted by laws and practices. This research explored students’ perception of their schooling and learning experience as well as […]
UNICEF partnered with the Center for Lebanese Studies (CLS) and the Center for Education Research and Development to conduct a review of the citizenship curriculum. The review is focused on the integration of the principles of children’s rights, gender, violence and conflict management, and dialog into the new curriculum.
The education reforms and policies which followed since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1990 emphasized the role of education in promoting social cohesion. The Taif Agreement (1989) which put an end to the civil war proposed education as a major means for promoting social cohesion. Consequently the main objective of the curriculum […]
The study investigated the political, social and civics attitudes of 900 students (15 to 17 years old) in 26 schools public and private (secular and faith schools) spread over the 6 Cazas (districts) in Lebanon. It also examined some of the conventional wisdoms regarding the effect of public schools versus private ones, faith versus secular […]
One of the few things that the majority of Lebanese from various spectrums of life seem to agree on is the urgency to develop a common History textbook, which will somehow unite the nation and solve the problem of confessionalism. There appears to be a conventional wisdom even amongst educationalists and intellectuals that by learning […]