Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rai Farrelly on the selection of her edited volume -- Educating Refugee-background Students: Critical Issues and Dynamic Contexts (pictured at right) -- as a FINALIST for the American Association for Applied Linguistics' prestigious and highly competitive biennial AAAL Book Award competition!
Dr. Farrelly's book, which she edited with colleagues Shawna Shapiro and Mary Jane Curry, is a collection of empirical work that offers an in-depth exploration of key issues in the education of adolescents and adults with refugee backgrounds residing in North America, Australia and Europe. As described in the book summary: “These studies foreground student goals, experiences and voices, and reflect a high degree of awareness of the assets that refugee-background students bring to schools and broader society. Chapters are clustered according to the two themes of Language and Literacy, and Access and Equity. Each chapter includes a discussion of context, researcher positionality and implications for educators, policy-makers and scholars."
See the announcement from the American Association for Applied Linguistics here, and join us in congratulating Rai on this important achievement!