ERIC Number: ED343980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Immigration Stress: Families in Crisis. Resource Guide.
Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.
This resource guide has been compiled to assist teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in meeting the needs of immigrant families. Its purpose is to help reduce immigrant stress by making important information readily available to immigrant families. The guide is divided into the major categories of socialization, education, and family and community services. The socialization section discusses the following topics: (1) acculturation; (2) generation gap; (3) social customs; (4) inter-cultural misunderstandings; and (5) employment. For each area, activities are suggested to reduce stress for immigrants and limited-English proficient (LEP) students and families. To orient families to the U.S. education system, the education section covers the following: (1) structure of the U.S. educational system; (2) public school enrollment procedures; (3) high school graduation requirements; (4) dropping out of school; (5) adult and community education; (6) vocational education; (7) communication with public schools; (8) extended day enrichment programs; (9) school volunteers; and (10) parent education course outlines. The family and community services section covers the following: (1) immigration services; (2) legal requirements and services; (3) drivers licenses; (4) food stamps; (5) religious organizations; (6) newspapers; (7) housing; (8) health services; (9) contagious infections; (10) abuse; and (11) a 123-item community health and resource guide. Included is a 26-item bibliography. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Community Resources, Crisis Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family Problems, Guides, Health Services, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Public Schools, School Districts, Social Services, Socialization, Stress Variables, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.
Identifiers: Florida (Leon County); Language Minorities