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Learning and Educating Across Refugee/(Im)migrant Networks (LEARN)

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Future focused research question

In what ways can we—as educators, learners, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers—best address the learning and teaching of refugees/(im)migrants?

Description

In this project, we will bring together refugees, educators, and researchers with those in global and community organizations to 1.) identify key areas of needed research on the education of refugee/(im)migrants and to 2.) develop intentional and inclusive collectives to both conduct research and to use research findings to build necessary supports for refugee/(im)migrant communities in Arizona, the United States (US), and globally. We situate refugee/(im)migrants and teachers as both learners and educators, who deserve support not only from organizations,but also from academic institutions.

Center for Professional Learning and Childhood Education International logos

Resources

CE International

Refugee Educator Academy

Alba, R. D., & Nee, V. (2003). Remaking the American mainstream: Assimilation and contemporary immigration. Harvard University Press.
https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674018136

Ali, S., & Hartmann, D. (2015). Migration, incorporation, and change in an interconnected world. Routledge.
https://www.routledge.com/Migration-Incorporation-and-Change-in-an-Interconnected-World/Ali-Hartmann/p/book/9780415637398

Crawley, H., & Skleparis, D. (2018). Refugees, migrants, neither, both: Categorical fetishism and the politics of bounding in Europe’s ‘migration crisis.’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(1), 48–64.
https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1348224

Dryden-Peterson, S. (2022). Right where we Belong: How refugee teachers and students are changing the future of education. Harvard University Press.
https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv2bndf1r

Dryden-Peterson, S. (2011). Refugee Education: A Global Review. UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION SERVICE.
https://www.unhcr.org/hu/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2016/12/Dryden_Refugee_Education_Global-Rvw.pdf

Dryden-Peterson, S. (2022). Right where we Belong: How refugee teachers and students are changing the future of education. Harvard University Press.
https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv2bndf1r

Kirk, J. (2010). Gender, forced migration, and education: Identities and experiences of refugee women teachers. Gender and Education, 22(2), 161–176.
https://doi.org/10.1080/09540251003606925

Podcast episode:

Learning Futures Podcast (2021): Dr. Sarah Dryden-Peterson – Refugee Education: From Uncertainty to Creative Futures.

Events

In what ways can we — as educators, learners, researchers, practitioners and policymakers — best address the learning and teaching of refugees/(im)migrants?

Join the Office of Global Engagement at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, in partnership with Childhood Education International as we feature a series of virtual refugee events that help address these pressing issues. Learning and Educating Across Refugee/(Im)migrant Networks (LEARN) will bring together refugees, educators and researchers with those in global and community organizations to:

1. identify key areas of needed research on the education of refugee/(im)migrants and to 2. develop intentional and inclusive collectives to both conduct research and to use research findings to build necessary supports for refugee/(im)migrant communities in Arizona, the United States and globally.

RSVP today for any of these engaging conversations.


Collaboration and Ecosystem Approaches to Refugee Education

Thursday, Sept. 29, 9a.m. PT (UTC-7) / noon ET (UTC-4)

  • Miriam Feldblum, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Co-founder and Executive Director
  • Amlata Parsaud, Childhood Education International, Leadership Practice Area Lead
  • Adnan Turan, PhD student, MLFTC

Moderated by Julie Kasper, Director of Teacher Learning and Leadership, Refugee Education Academy, CE International

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Belonging for Refugee and Immigrant Students and Families

Wednesday, Oct. 19 3p.m. PT (UTC-7) / 6p.m. ET (UTC-4)

  • Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Associate Professor
  • Mandy Manning, Washington Educator Association, Digital Content Specialist
  • Ivonne Orozco, Public Academy for Performing Arts High School, Teacher
  • Meheria Habibi, IRC, Program Officer

Moderated by Jill Koyama, Professor and Vice Dean, Division of Leadership and Innovation, MLFTC

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Social Emotional Learning and Wellbeing: Cornerstones of Refugee/(Im)migrant Education

Tuesday, Nov. 15 9a.m. PT (UTC-7) / noon ET (UTC-4)

  • Rachel Smith, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Coordinator, PSS-SEL
  • Sara Kassab, Graduate Student and Instructional content designer
  • Vianney Mpitabavuma, Kakuma Refugee Secondary School, Teacher
  • Hadiza Amou Ali, Secondary School Teacher, Niger

Moderated by Danah Henriksen, Associate Professor, MLFTC

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Questions? If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Ann Nielsen at ann.nieslen@asu.edu.

Sponsored by:
Center for Professional Learning, Childhood Education International and Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Members

Shyla González-Doğan
Assistant Professor, Education Studies, MLFTC

Nasir Ahmad Kaihan
Incoming PhD Student, MLFTC

Julie Kasper
Director of Teacher Learning and Leadership, Refugee Education Academy, CE International

Jill Koyama
Professor and Vice Dean, Division of Leadership and Innovation, MLFTC

Ann Nielsen
Director, Office of Global Engagement, MLFTC

Iveta Silova
Professor and Associate Dean, Office of Global Engagement, MLFTC

Adnan Turan
PhD Student, MLFTC