ERIC Number: ED415404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Faces, Changing Communities. Immigration & Race Relations, Education, Language Differences, and Job Opportunities. A Guide for Public Dialogue and Problem Solving.
Scully, Patrick; Leighninger, Matt
This guide is designed to involve people in study circles in discussing and taking action on community changes caused by immigration. A foreword introduces immigration and race relations, education, language differences, and job opportunities and defines study circles. Session 1 gives individuals the opportunity to share their personal experiences, stories, and views and sets the tone for open, respectful discussion in future sessions. Session 2 considers the issue of how immigration changes the community from various views. Session 3 considers the issue of how immigration changes the economic life of the community, again from various views. Session 4A provides several views about what direction a community's policies could take with regard to immigration and community change. Session 4B deals with meeting with Congressional representatives or senators, participants in other study circles in the community, or possibly state and local government officials. It offers a means of strengthening cooperation throughout the community and from different levels of government. Each session provides questions or views as starting points for discussion. Session 5 contains a list of action examples for how an individual might make a difference on immigration-related issues, including actions one might take as an individual, action projects that small groups of people can undertake, and actions that the whole community can take. Guidelines for study circle participants conclude the guide. (YLB)
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Community Change, Community Cooperation, Community Development, Cultural Differences, Dialogs (Language), Economic Change, Employment Opportunities, Immigrants, Immigration, Racial Differences, Racial Relations, Social Action, Social Differences
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.