Language Education Policy Studies
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MEMES Background for Educators of Refugee and other Displaced Students - 2


You may fill out an interest form here.

This project is inspired by and draws on the work of this website and our more recent work in displacement and students in schools: indigenous, refugee and other (im)migrant students, curricular issues, teacher practices, language education policies.


The project is a follow up to the bi-continental conference in 2017 in the U.S. and France. The first part was at the UW-Madison in March with the title Language Education Policy and Teacher Perceived Identities of Displaced Immigrant and Refugee Children; and the second part was at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (May 22-24) Politique Linguistique en Éducation et Inclusion.

We also co-edited a book with 16 chapters called Displacement Planet Earth: Plurilingual Education and Identity for 21st Century Schools. (Blue Mounds, WI: Deep Education Press).

Please see How to Participate in the project here!


Please email Dr. Kristine Harrison with questions at

Last update 4-7-18.

Commuters react to ‘Refugees are scum’ protester. A man walks around Sydney Town Hall carrying a sign that says #RefugeesAreScum. This social experiment from international aid agency Act for Peace challenges Australians... “We understand that some Australians may be offended or shocked by this footage. We are more offended however, that the world’s most vulnerable people are not adequately supported”- Alistair Gee, Executive Director of Act for Peace. 


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Harrison, K.M. (2018). Educator Survey 2018 Refugee & Displaced: Background. Rationale. Definitions. In F. V. Tochon (Ed.), Language Education Policy Studies (online). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin—Madison. Retrieved from: (access date).