ERIC Number: ED425893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Education for Immigrant Students: A Guide for K-12 Educators in the Northwest and Alaska.
Beutler, Margot E.; Briggs, Marnie; Hornibrook-Hehr, Debra; Warren-Sams, Barbara
This guide provides educators with information and resources for gaining a better understanding of immigration and the immigrant experience and suggests strategies and techniques to meet the educational needs of immigrant students within regular classrooms. The first section provides a brief overview of the history and current status of immigration in the United States, including current immigration law. A chart summarizes major actions affecting U.S. immigration by decade. The second section presents information to counter current misperceptions about immigration and immigrants. The third section contains information on the immigrant experience, the diverse backgrounds of major immigrant groups in the Northwest and Alaska, and an overview of refugee groups in the Northwest and Alaska. The last section provides overall strategies for better serving the needs of immigrant student and specific strategies related to intercultural communication, evaluating students on an individual basis, English language development, family involvement, and undocumented students. Checklists for measuring the immigrant-friendliness of classroom and school are included. An extensive resource section is divided into the following categories: general, facilitating student success, multicultural education, organizational, and online. (Contains 116 references categorized as general, Asia, former Soviet Union, Latin America, and sources for the "Myth and Reality" section.) (TD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Immigrants, Immigration, Limited English Speaking, Misconceptions, Parent Participation, Refugees, Social Bias, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska