ERIC Number: ED290333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Young Adult Refugee Survey. Final Report.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Refugee Service Center.
A national survey concerning the experiences of young adult Southeast Asian refugees during their first 2 years in the United States is reported. The study gathered information in 11 cities from 6 groups: state refugee coordinators, voluntary agencies and mutual assistance associations, higher education representatives (adult education, community and junior colleges, and vocational institutions), high school educators, employers, and the young adults. The report presents results from each of these groups separately and summarizes the findings. A major finding was that all respondents identified English language training as the most important refugee resettlement need. Additional findings were that: (1) most young adult refugees attended school during their first 6 months of resettlement, and after 18 months, more than a third were in school; (2) English and understanding rules and regulations are the two main difficulties of new arrivals, both in school and on the job; and (3) recommendations for additional offerings in the refugee processing centers included more English instruction, cultural orientation, and vocational training, specifically focusing on career planning, the U.S. school system, U.S. laws and legal system, social behavior, and the reality of living in the United States. The six survey forms are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Attendance Patterns, Community Services, Educational Needs, English (Second Language), Government Role, Indochinese, Land Settlement, Refugees, School Role, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC. Bureau of Refugee Programs.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Refugee Service Center.
Note: For related document, see FL 017 119.