ERIC Number: ED381590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Delivering on the Promise: Positive Practices for Immigrant Students.
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.
This report highlights selected schools and their collaborative efforts in pulling educators, families, and communities together to support a particular school's success and the well-being of its immigrant students. The report documents promising practices, but also places these efforts in broader contexts, both practical and theoretical. These practices illustrate how immigrant student issues are inseparable from broader and deeper issues of innovation and reform in public school education. Specific areas that these programs address are the following: creative approaches to classroom learning; helping students to take charge of their own learning; innovative actions that make schools more inclusive; efforts that link learning with strong home, school, and community ties; and new ways of educating educators and conducting professional development that respond to the need for educating for a diverse world. The final section examines two primary themes found in these practices: starting with the learner and using schools as strategic sites for collaboration and change. Appendixes contain research methodology, a glossary of terms, information on the National Coalition of Advocates for Students, a list of educational entitlements for all children, and a list of selected readings by subject area. (CM)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, High Schools, Immigrants, Instructional Innovation, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Remedial Programs, School Role, Student School Relationship, Teacher Education
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston Street, Suite 737, Boston, MA 02116 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.