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ERIC Number: ED222829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Soviet Resettlement in Michigan 1974-1980: Suggestions for Caseworkers.
Abramson, Ilene Hartman
This paper describes the efforts of American social service personnel and volunteers to help the new and relatively small group of immigrants who have come from the USSR. The author suggests that three major areas must be examined before social workers can successfully help the Muscovites resettle: (1) cultural linguistics; (2) opposing value systems; and (3) application of selected principles of humanism. To illustrate the problems of acculturation, two sample conversations, taken from actual situations, are presented which deal with early adjustment to America. An accompanying analysis is based on explanations by former Russian counselees who describe their own cultural and linguistic differences. Appropriate counseling techniques are suggested to help immigrants adapt to American culture, such as using a humanistic approach and recognizing the individual's developmental stage of life. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan; USSR