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Being a Teacher – Amidst Social and Economic Uncertainty

Often because of low and/or irregular salaries, teaching is not the most promising option for educated men and women. Other job possibilities are likely to be more attractive. The need to provide for their families – and often large, extended families – is great. That means that many teachers would leave the classroom for an increased income, or for a job with fewer hours and therefore more possibilities to engage in additional income-generating activities. Refugee teachers who are considering repatriation often cannot decide ahead of time whether they will continue to teach. So much will depend on the conditions to which they return, on the different opportunities available, and, ultimately for most, on what appears to be the best way to support their families.