ERIC Number: ED366492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Recent Immigrants.
IDRA Newsletter, v21 n1 Jan 1994
This newsletter contains six articles all related to the theme of education for recent legal and illegal immigrants. In "Golden Lord with Us from the Main Forest: Some Thoughts on the Education of Recent Immigrants," Aurelio M. Montemayor reflects on his experiences growing up in a bilingual, bicultural extended family of Mexican-American immigrants, and outlines recommendations for enabling the school success of immigrant students. "A Blueprint for an Educational Response to the Needs of Immigrant Students," by Abelardo Villarreal, lists characteristics of schools related to their success or failure in educating immigrant students, and outlines a framework for equity and excellence based on the school effectiveness correlates of instructional leadership, instructional focus, safe and orderly school climate, high student expectations, monitoring and measuring progress, and parent and community support. "The Projected Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Texas Schools," by Albert Cortez, and "IDRA's NAFTA Impact Report: A Summary of Findings and Recommendations," by Maria Robledo Montecel, estimate NAFTA-related increases in immigration and Texas school enrollment, and summarize findings and recommendations related to student identification, educational program placement, student transition and follow-up, comprehensive support services, and family educational needs. "National Program in Immigrant Education Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation," by Donna Christian, describes a program funding four demonstration projects to improve preparation for and access to postsecondary education and employment for immigrant secondary school students. "The INS and Our Clean Sweep of the White House," by Jose A. Cardenas, reflects on the harassment of Mexican-Americans by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. This newsletter also lists resources and publications on immigrant education. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: North American Free Trade Agreement; Texas
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