ERIC Number: ED373589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Building Bridges: A Resource Guide on Citizenship.
This guide is designed for those working in the field of citizenship to develop programming for immigrants moving through the naturalization process. It offers an overview and discussion of a number of naturalization issues: immigration trends and the demographics of citizenship eligibility; the history of U.S. naturalization policy; considerations in the decision to naturalize; steps to becoming a permanent U.S. resident; eligibility requirements for naturalization; specific procedures for naturalization; historical precedents for citizenship education; the purpose of naturalization education; preparation for the citizenship test; issues in citizenship education program design; and citizenship as empowerment. Substantial appendixes include demographic data on foreign-born individuals in the United States, promotional literature on citizenship and citizenship education, Immigration and Naturalization Service forms, lists of legal resources, references for citizenship education, and descriptive information about standardized citizenship education tests and test administration. Some materials are in Spanish. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Demography, Eligibility, Federal Government, Immigrants, Information Sources, Legal Problems, Literacy Education, Program Design, Program Development, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Records (Forms), Spanish Speaking, Test Wiseness, Trend Analysis, United States History
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult Education and Literacy Section.