Refugee Education Research and Projects

Skip to content Skip to main navigation
Teachers College, Columbia University
Printer-friendly Version
Teachers College, Columbia University Logo

Refugee Education @ Teachers College

We are a growing team of professors, graduate students, and alumni conducting research and implementing programs to better understand the experiences and needs of teachers and students in refugee contexts. We are comprised of two groups working in camp and urban settings. Teachers for Teachers is a research-based teacher professional development initiative operating in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya that delivers teacher training, coaching, and mobile mentoring. Urban Refugee Education is a research study conducted on the experiences of refugees in urban contexts in Ecuador, Lebanon, and Kenya.

Please take a look at the following pages which include information about our program design and research, as well as photos, videos, and stories directly from the teachers that we work with in Kenya.


Contact Us

Director: Dr. Mary Mendenhall


Mailing Address: Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th Street New York, New York 10027-6696

Call for Mentors

Get Invovled to Support Teachers and Refugee Education in Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei settlement (Kenya)

Are you an experienced teacher or passionate educator?
Are you interetsed in helping teachers in other counteries?
Are you ready and willing to share your expertise and time with refugee and other teachers working in Kenya?

If you answered "yes" to the questions above, we are looking for you!

Teachers for Teachers logo