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Colleen O'Neal: Helping Malaysian Refugees Teach Each Other

Dr. Colleen O’Neal recently led a team providing training and support to teachers serving refugee children in Malaysia. The project, Resilient Children and Competent Teachers: A Refuge Community Partnership in Malaysia, was supported by a Fulbright Alumni grant, and O’Neal also received a College of Education International Travel grant. Emphasizing classroom management and self-care, the project used a train-the-trainer model with the goal that the 124 participating teachers will train peers in their local schools.