ERIC Number: ED289369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Resettlement in the United States.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
The resettlement guide describes the initial stage of resettlement and the processes that refugees undergo as new arrivals. The information is intended to prepare refugees for the first few weeks in an American community and to explain fundamental aspects of American life. An initial chapter outlines issues and procedures in pre-arrival arrangements, resettlement, and legal status and explains some common refugee misconceptions about their reception and status in the United States. Subsequent chapters describe aspects of employment in the United States (employment and benefit types, pay, getting a job, and job mobility), income and expenditures (budgeting, shopping, and banking services), education systems for children and adults, the American social, political, and religious system (including social services, the health care system, government and law, religion in American life, and church sponsorship), and daily living (personal communication, papers to carry, cars, alcohol, privacy, punctuality, personal habits, social conventions, money matters, and weights and measures). Notes on American holidays and special days and a list of voluntary agencies are contained in final chapters. The guide is also available in Hungarian, Romanian, Polish, and Czech. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Compensation (Remuneration), Cultural Context, Daily Living Skills, Employment, Interpersonal Communication, Land Settlement, Occupational Mobility, Public Education, Refugees, Social Services, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC. Bureau of Refugee Programs.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see FL 017 084-086.