ERIC Number: ED365743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving the Dream: How Communities and Schools Can Improve Education for Immigrant Students.
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA. National Center for Immigrant Students.
This manual is designed to support community organizations, concerned educators, and parents as they work to improve local public schools on behalf of immigrant students. Each chapter focuses on central elements of quality schooling from the perspective of the young immigrant. Within each chapter, an analysis of current conditions prevalent in most U.S. public schools is followed by a series of action steps that activists can take to improve local schools. Concluding each chapter is a resource section that offers a list of publications and organizations pertinent to the main subject of the chapter. Chapter topics are as follows: (1) Parent Participation; (2) Assessment and Placement; (3) Learning Environment; (4) School Social Climate; (5) Support Services; (6) School Funding; and (7) Taking Action. The manual concludes with a directory of state and national immigrant student and immigrant family advocacy and support organizations. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Activism, Community Role, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, High Risk Students, Immigrants, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Public Schools, School Funds, Secondary School Students, Social Environment, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston Street, Suite 737, Boston, MA 02116 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA. National Center for Immigrant Students.
Identifiers: Language Minorities
Note: Information contained in this manual is condensed largely from "New Voices: Immigrant Students in U.S. Public Schools" (1988), "The Good Common School: Making the Vision Work for All Children (1991), and "Immigrant Students: Their Legal Right of Access to Public Schools" (Revised, 1992).