ERIC Number: ED395754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Immigrant Education. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v23 n5 May 1996
This newsletter includes five articles on immigrant education that focus on successful school programs and educational policy issues. In "Immigrant Education from the Administrators' Perspective" (Pam McCollum, Juanita Garcia), three principals of south Texas secondary schools with successful immigrant programs discuss their views on the adequacy of their college course work, student registration, student records, assessment and placement, appropriate counseling services, and referral for social services. "Creative Collaboratives: Empowering Immigrant Students and Families through Education" (Josie Danini Supik, Albert Cortez) describes programs in El Paso and Houston that link secondary schools and universities in efforts to improve immigrant education. Project findings point to the importance of teacher training and administrative support for the implementation of change strategies. "Immigrant Education Policy: Why Attempt To Fix What's Not Broken?" (Albert Cortez) presents facts about immigration and its impact on educational costs that counter misconceptions underlying efforts to deny public education to undocumented immigrant children. "CHIME (Clearinghouse for Immigrant Education): Service Provides Access to Information on the Education of Immigrant Students" (Aurelio M. Montemayor) describes CHIME's services and collection of resources on immigrant education. "Dispelling Myths about Immigrant Students" (Abel Carmona) examines common misconceptions about the impacts of immigrants on the U.S. economy, employment of native-born workers, welfare services, and schools, and about immigrants' education level and work skills. (SV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, College School Cooperation, Economic Impact, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants, Mexican American Education, Misconceptions, Politics of Education, Undocumented Immigrants
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
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