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MEMES How to Participate (for Educators of Refugee and other Displaced Students)- 3 

How to Participate:

Teachers--subject and language-- and other educators, support staff, administrators, and policymakers may participate online in three ways:


#1. A confidential survey (15-30 minutes whenever you're free!) about your experiences, which will give us topics to discuss in the other spaces.

  • Survey 1: five brief stories to react, a space to share your problems

  • Survey 2: detailed, targeted questions about the specific issues

#2. An online forum and discussion group on where we discuss the topics at hand, anytime you're available 24/7; go here to sign up

#3. Attend some of our weekly live online video meetings on Zoom to discuss these issues and listen to guest speakers. The Zoom address will be posted in Piazza or sent by email.

You may use a computer, laptop, mobile phone or other device. More information how to access the project sites:

A Facebook page is here: or click on the FB icon on the right.

The Piazza postings are asynchronous, and you may spend from five minutes to an hour or more reading and responding to posts.

We will use critical cases and topics gathered from the survey to open discussions on the discussion board and schedule speakers and guests for the weekly video meetings. We will also confidentially send you a report of the results of the questionnaire if you give us your email.


The goal of this outreach project is to offer supportive environments for dialogue, build resources, and find solutions. In the project we may hear about critical incidents and lived experiences of K–12 teachers vis-à-vis displaced and refugee students and what strategies they developed to be helpful in such contexts. We welcome elementary, middle and high school teachers or other support staff, administrators, and policymakers.


Please email Dr. Kristine Harrison with questions at


Last updated 4-6-18

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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.


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This information was originally published on the website of the International Network for Language Education Policy Studies ( as

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: