Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide

Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide

by Jeffra JoAnn Flaitz

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Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide by Jeffra JoAnn Flaitz

Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students is an excellent resource for educators who work with refugees and immigrants. This well-researched volume-including interviews with students from the profiled countries-provides a wealth of information about the specific schooling traditions, practices, circumstances, and expectations that follow these individuals to their new homes in North America and influence their learning experience. The author has focused her research on 18 countries that contribute a majority of refugees and immigrants to the United States: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Laos, Liberia, Peru, Somalia, Sudan, and the Ukraine.

Each country profile features: statistics about the country, a historical synopsis, an overview of the county's official education policy, cultural perspectives, and a problem-solution section containing classroom strategies. The linguistic systems of the languages featured are also included for teacher reference.

Also included is information about teacher-student relationships, discipline and class management, and appropriate non-verbal communication. This volume provides invaluable insight into refugee and immigrant students' cultural and educational backgrounds and gives instructors the tools to translate this information into effective classroom strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472030989
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 09/19/2006
Series: Michigan Teacher Resource Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 878,573
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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