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Refugee Teaching Symposium

November 3–4, 2017

East African Community & Cultural Center, San Diego


Join us for a two-day symposium on Refugee Teaching, which will bring together local educators, students, parents, and community groups to discuss our vision for teaching and learning in/for the 21st century. The term “refugee teaching” refers to the acts of teaching refugees and teaching about refugees, but also teaching by refugees. We conceptualize refugee students and their families as a source of knowledge, rather than a problem to be solved. Topics to be addressed include: How do school administrators, teachers, and counselors best support refugee students and their families? How to build community with and for refugee students? How to implement strategies for teaching that honor the unique experiences of refugee students? How to design curriculum that centers refugee perspectives, refugee agency, and refugee epistemologies? The symposium will feature a diversity of speakers, including teachers, refugee students, refugee parents, and refugee-serving community groups, and will provide ample time for workshopping these issues in small group settings.