ERIC Number: ED228844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-22
Reference Count: 0
Refugee Resettlement in Long Beach: Needs, Service Utilization Patterns, Demographics, and Curriculum Recommendations.
Wiley, Terrence G.; And Others
The status of Southeast Asian refugee resettlement efforts in Long Beach, California is reported. The nearly 18,000 refugees who have settled in Long Beach since 1975 have generally become a part of the community despite initial apprehension on the part of community residents. The data were obtained through informal interviews of approximately 40 agencies, programs, and businesses in the Long Beach area. Unmet needs are identified and recommendations made in the areas of social impact on the community, housing discrimination, crime, health and emergency services, translation and communication problems, employment, job placement, welfare dependency, education, adult education, and English as second language (ESL) instruction. The demographics of refugee resettlement, the existence of private and volunteer services, and expansion of the role of Central Intake Units are described. Suggestions are made for gearing curricula toward refugee self-sufficiency, social and cultural competence. ESL instruction, acculturation skills, employment communication skills, and coping strategies. Teaching methods, needs assessment, curriculum development, and material development are also addressed. Additional data are appended. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Long Beach Dept. of Public Health, CA.
Identifiers: California (Long Beach)