ERIC Number: ED429145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Hosts and Newcomers: A Narrative Account of a Course Designed To Sensitize Public Educators to the Needs and Experiences of Refugee and Immigrant Families.
Folkes, Crystal E.
A research project, originally focused on collecting stories from educators about their experiences of standing up against racism, produced so few examples that a course was designed to sensitize educators to the needs of refugee and immigrant families and to examine their own positions. The goals of the 10-day seminar were to open dialogue with white educators about their experiences in urban, multi-ethnic schools, and to connect them to refugee community representatives through discourse, panel discussions, and the dynamic use of video and print media. The seminar, in which six immigrants and four white female educators participated, was documented in a narrative style to provide a framework from which to facilitate similar courses for educators in any community. Dramatic narratives, explicit exercise descriptions, and a full reference list are provided. Five appendixes contain the course syllabus, journal samples, presenter evaluation samples, community service forms, and the pretest-posttest for participants. (Contains 49 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA.