The Importance of Educating Refugees

  • Kostas Magos University of Thessaly
  • Mary Margaroni Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


The Syrian war, the overall increase in refugee flows over the last few years, and the participation of student refugees at all levels of education, has brought the important, ongoing issue of refugee education into the spotlight. Although education is a sovereign right of the refugee population, underpinned by relevant international law (UNHCR, 2000), many matters concerning the education of refugees continue to remain open. These include the search for better policies and strategies for the effective education of refugee students, ways of creating equal opportunities and social justice, and reducing the educational and social exclusion of people with refugee identity.

Author Biography

Mary Margaroni, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Mary Margaroni teaches Modern Greek as L2 and Culture to Foreign Students at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (School of Modern Greek Language) in Greece. Her scientific interests focus on Anthropology of Language, Intercultural Education and Cultural Studies.