ERIC Number: ED422456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Forging New Identities: Young Refugees and Minority Students Tell Their Stories. Views from London and Amsterdam.
Minority Rights Group, London (England).
This document is a collection of writings by refugee and minority children from the George Orwell School in London (England) and the Montessori College in Oost, Amsterdam (the Netherlands). About one-third of the students at the George Orwell School, were refugees. These students were aged 11 to 16 years old. About 30 to 40% of the students at the Montessori College were refugees. These students were 12 to 19 years old. All of the students who contributed these narratives were in the process of learning a new language and beginning life in a new country, coping with a new culture and with racism, and having left family and friends behind. Their narratives are divided into: (1) "The Country Where I Used To Live"; (2) "Family and Friends"; (3) "Life in a New Country"; (4) "School"; (5) "Aspects of Identity: Culture, Language, and Religion"; and (6) "The Future." Notes for teachers are included, with some activities for discussions and student worksheets. It is noted that the publication will assist British curriculum Key State 3 and 4 teachers in the delivery of the general requirements for English and can be used to meet General National Vocational Qualification requirements. A map of contributors' countries and regions of origin is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Urban Youth
Minority Rights Group International, 379 Briton Road, London SW9 7DE, United Kingdom; World Wide Web: www.minorityrights.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minority Rights Group, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands (Amsterdam); United Kingdom (London)