Free Teachers’ Toolkit: Including Refugees in the Classroom

Teachers are facing new challenges in making sense of forced displacement and its complexities. Teaching newcomers often comes with specific needs relating to language acquisition and adaptation to a new culture and environment. Some refugee children may suffer from stress or trauma preventing them from participating fully in school activities, and requiring specific support. To help, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released a free Teachers’ Toolkit, professional development and guidance to help teachers understand the needs of refugee children, as well as a collection of adaptable teaching materials on refugees, asylum, migration and statelessness.