Language Education Policy Studies
An International Network

LEP by World Region

LEP by World Region

New members welcome!

How to Participate & Find Support (Spring 2018) 

Educators who need support or are interested in contributing to the study may participate in three ways, all of which can be done on a laptop or mobile phone:

  1. Fill out an anonymous Qualtrics survey about their experience(s),
  2. participate in an online asynchronous discussion group on or Facebook
  3. attend a live video meeting on Zoom.


Teachers and other educators (See People here) are being recruited to fill out an anonymous Qualtrics survey about their experience(s) with displaced students. If interested, he or she can also participate in an online asynchronous discussion group (anonymously or not) on or Facebook; and can also attend a weekly live video meeting on Zoom. Both spaces have options for participating as yourself, or with pseudonym or anonymously posting, and in the live video meeting invitees are not obliged to turn on their webcams.  


Anonymous Survey on Qualtrics:     (Begins about Feb. 15, 2018 and will be open for six months)


The questionnaire will allow us to understand the needs of the teachers and their experiences, from which we will open discussions on and schedule speakers and guests for the weekly meetings. In the survey questionnaire we hope to hear about critical incidents and lived experiences of K–12 teachers vis-à-vis displaced and refugee students. We welcome elementary, middle and high school teachers or other support staff, administrators, and policymakers. We hope to collect many narratives of experience and stimulate feedback.

please email Dr. Kristine Harrison with questions at

Survey info (anonymous)
Asynchronous Discuss Space
Weekly Live Videos
Discuss topics
Use of the data
Use of the Surveys, Discussions, and Videos
Theory and Conceptual
Goals & Expected Result
Content/Integrated Resources
A few resources
Please watch the video in youtube, or here
where it says

So You Think You Can Stay is a parody of the worldwide well known TV show So You Think You Can Dance. The Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers (NOAS) wanted to raise awareness about asylum seekers that are often rejected for the same reasons as shown in the campaign. The contestants in the campaign are fictitious people, but their stories are based on real asylum cases taken on by NOAS.
“We want to show the stories of some of those who fled to Norway in our talent show. We will present people like Amir, who based on our experience, should be granted residence permit in Norway, but nevertheless has had his asylum application refused,” says Mari Seilskjær, advisor in NOAS.

A few references:


Harrison, K.M., Sadiku, M., & Tochon, F.V. (2018, in press), Displacement Planet Earth: Plurilingual Education and Identity for 21st Century Schools. Blue Mounds, WI (USA): Deep University Press. 

Skutnabb-Kangas, T., Maffi, L., & and Harmon, D. (2003). Sharing a world of difference. The Earth’s linguistic, cultural, and biological diversity. Paris, France: UNESCO Publishing. UNESCO, Terralingua, and World Wide Fund for Nature. Available at


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