Case Study

Refugee Educator Foundations of Practice: Supporting Teachers in Host Countries & Resettlement Contexts to Meet the Needs of Refugee Students

This case study was collected as part of Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Event Series to share compelling examples of programs and practices that positively influence improvements in teachers’ work conditions and teaching practice. For more case studies, click here.


The Refugee Educator Foundations of Practice pilot is a grant-funded US-based project currently being implemented in three diverse US states: Arizona, New York, and Washington. While all three of these states have received large numbers of resettled refugees over the past decade and are currently facing teacher shortages, educational funding and policy structures create unique contexts for teaching and learning in each state providing for useful comparative analysis of project impact and scalability. These states were selected for their diversity of refugee communities, student outcomes, and teacher professional learning needs.