ERIC Number: ED219958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Planning and Implementing Cross-Cultural Orientation Programs for Refugees.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language and Orientation Resource Center.
Refugees need assistance in acquiring the information and skills needed to survive and to adapt in their new culture. A comprehensive and varied orientation program is one of the most effective ways to provide refugees assistance in working through the emotional and psychological aspects of adjustment to their new environment. This guide discusses ways to provide the type of orientation refugees need, extending from highly organized efforts to less formal approaches. It considers the meaning of orientation and ways of determining the type of program or approach that is appropriate to different situations. It then discusses how to set up the program and determine if the program is working. Finally, the guide suggests activities and techniques and provides information on other resources both refugees and helpers can turn to. Each of the sections is illustrated by specific examples of lesson plans, forms, sample curriculum outlines, and detailed explanations of activities. At the end of the guide is a series of sample lessons on American family attitudes, food and nutrition, and attitudes toward work. These lessons are intended to integrate all that has been discussed in the preceding parts of the guide. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language and Orientation Resource Center.