Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Education
Difficulties Encountered in the Education of the Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Culture and other Issues
The purpose of the study is to examine the difficulties encountered in the education of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, particularly those related to classroom management and cultural differences between teachers and students. The sudden migration of Syrian students to Lebanon has necessitated great changes, and Lebanese schools have been facing the challenge of catering for the refugees’ educational needs. Interviews were conducted with twelve teachers in the elementary level at three official schools in the Shouf area.An interview guide was prepared by the researcher to direct the interviews towards the needed targets. The outcomes revealed that Instructional and management strategies are likely to fall short of achieving their aim if not planned in a way to respond to the cultural factors which characterize the parties involved in the educational process. In addition, ensuring that students possess the academic capabilities needed to grasp the material explained in class is a priority in the educational mission.Curriculum reformation has to take into consideration the needs of all learners since the system, as it is now, is not fair for Syrian students.
keywords: Cultural Diversity; Classroom Management; Curriculum; Learners’ Needs; Elementary.