Migrant Learning Centers Recognized only as learning centers

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Migrant Learning Centers • Recognized only as learning centers – Estimated as many as

Migrant Learning Centers • Recognized only as learning centers – Estimated as many as 150 across Thailand – Teaching approximately 30, 000 children out of estimated 300, 000 migrant children under age of 17 – Diverse curriculum standard • Mostly using Myanmar curriculum, combined curriculum and added Thai language in some places – Community based learning space – Commonly, no standard accreditation is provided

Who is MEII? 1. BEAM Education Foundation 2. BMTA 3. CCME 4. CDC 5.

Who is MEII? 1. BEAM Education Foundation 2. BMTA 3. CCME 4. CDC 5. FED 6. HWF 7. MAP 8. Minmahaw 9. Mo. E (Ranong) 10. MTC 11. MWRN 12. OUA Burma Project 13. Partner Asia 14. RCSD-CMU 15. REWC 16. SAW 17. The Curriculum Project 18. World Education 19. We Women foundation 20. Shan Youth Power 21. DLC A grassroots movement that developed in response to the educational needs of Myanmar migrant communities in Thailand

Collective vision a migrant education system which provides accreditation recognized by Myanmar, Thailand, and

Collective vision a migrant education system which provides accreditation recognized by Myanmar, Thailand, and ASEAN as equal to other national and regional educational standards

How do we get there? Situational analysis and need identification Developing comprehensive strategies Collecting

How do we get there? Situational analysis and need identification Developing comprehensive strategies Collecting resources Collaborative implementation

Process in 2013 Phase 1: situation analysis Result • Need standard accreditation Phase 2:

Process in 2013 Phase 1: situation analysis Result • Need standard accreditation Phase 2: Curriculum analysis Result • Need curriculum standard Phase 3: developing CSF Result • Draft CSF

Major strands Knowledge and skill necessary for living in ASEAN community Migrant special educational

Major strands Knowledge and skill necessary for living in ASEAN community Migrant special educational needs Knowledge and skill necessary for living in Thai communities Knowledge and skill necessary for reintegrating into Myanmar communities Compulsory knowledge and skill

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MEII planning for 2014 Teacher capacity building Technical support and local content development -

MEII planning for 2014 Teacher capacity building Technical support and local content development - Local advocacy for CSF details - Analyze existing contents - Analyze resources - Collaborative implementation Standard assurance Networking, advocacy and negotiation • Teacher guide, text book, assessment standard and methods • Pilot programs • Integrated model for accreditation

1. Migrant education challenges and needs continue in 2014 1. Legal status of teachers

1. Migrant education challenges and needs continue in 2014 1. Legal status of teachers and children • Possibility of increasing number of stateless children 2. Official CSF, content negotiation, accreditation model • Need technical support and official collaboration of curriculum development departments of both countries 3. Teacher qualification and official recognition on technical achievement 4. ECCD program empowerment 1. 2. Capacity building for ECCD teachers and official recognition Financial investment in ECCD programs, very few ECCD support against wide range of need

Need and challenges (continue) 1. Vocational education access (in line with NQF standards) •

Need and challenges (continue) 1. Vocational education access (in line with NQF standards) • • Mo. U process needs to be comprehensive, otherwise, it can create the space for discrimination (e. g. agents keeping passports) Need to inform migrants with information on job opportunity and labor market in Myanmar Need the vocational accreditation which should be acceptable to employers in Myanmar and Thailand Need to prepare middle school and high school aged children with occupational or vocational knowledge and life skill

Recommendation “found the cross border education committee comprised of Thai and Myanmar Education and

Recommendation “found the cross border education committee comprised of Thai and Myanmar Education and Labor delegates and representatives of migrant education sectors”

Detail recommendations • Comprehensive child protection policy and implementation for stateless children among migrant

Detail recommendations • Comprehensive child protection policy and implementation for stateless children among migrant families • Provide the official technical support for CSF development and CSF implementation for migrant schools • Hold the bilateral technical negotiation between Thailand Myanmar for implementing mutually recognized CSF – To include the representatives of migrant education sectors • Comprehensive, transparent, and effective reintegration system for migrant children returning to schools in Myanmar – Preparation include language, culture, counseling – Official standard assurance and school referral system • To empower ECCD programs 1. 2. Capacity building for ECCD teachers and official recognition (e. g. teacher trainings and teacher certificate) Financial investment in ECCD programs because there is very few ECCD support against significant need

Recommendation for vocational education Provide vocational education access (in line with NQF standards) 1.

Recommendation for vocational education Provide vocational education access (in line with NQF standards) 1. 2. 3. 4. Provide information on job opportunity and labor market in Myanmar (need collaboration from commercial sector of Myanmar) Provide vocational standard accreditation which should be acceptable to employers in Myanmar and Thailand Provide NQF standard trainings to migrant vocational teachers Prepare middle school and high school aged children with occupational or vocational knowledge and life skill