ERIC Number: ED229621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Community Education and Multiculturalism. Immigrant/Refugee Needs and Cultural Awareness.
Campbell, Elizabeth; Blain, Mary Jo
Because it is based on the premise that learning is a lifelong process and that citizen participation is essential to neighborhood problem solving, community education is particularly attuned to the current needs of cities and can be an effective means for meeting the resettlement needs of immigrants and refugees, as well as for expanding local cultural awareness. Community education is especially well suited for addressing the following priority issues affecting local immigrants: language training in English as a second language (ESL), job training, acculturation, community tensions, cultural awareness, health services, and housing. Among those cities which are currently offering such programs to deal with refugee concerns are St. Paul, Minnesota; Duluth, Minnesota; Hialeah, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts; Houston, Texas; Elizabeth, New Jersey; Chula Vista, California; and St. Louis Park, Minnesota. (This issue paper contains descriptions of the community education programs in each of the above-mentioned cities as well as implementation strategies and resources for use in initiating the community education process.) (MN)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Community Education, Community Problems, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Definitions, Educational Benefits, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Health Services, Housing, Immigrants, Job Training, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Refugees, School Role, Urban Areas, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California (Chula Vista); Florida (Hialeah); Massachusetts (Boston); Minnesota; Minnesota (Saint Paul); New Jersey; Texas (Houston)