ERIC Number: ED434960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: Texas Immigrant Education Collaborative.
This monograph shares the lessons learned from participation in the Intercultural Development Research Association's Texas Immigrant Education Collaborative (TIEC) project in two sites: a middle school in Houston with an international immigrant student population and a border high school in El Paso with a primarily homogenous Mexican immigrant population. Data came from field notes and interviews with students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Part 1 of the monograph is a primer on immigrant education that discusses related basic issues. Part 2 presents a broad discussion of the lessons learned from participation in the TIEC project. In part 3, selected TIEC initiatives are described with details about how each lesson was learned. In most cases, the teachers in program schools had good ideas about what they wanted to do to improve students' education. What they lacked was time to interact and a forum to build advocacy for immigrant students. Five appendixes contain information about immigrant students' rights to attend public schools, a list of organizations devoted to immigrant issues, lists of immigrant education and Internet resources, and a glossary of terms related to immigrant education. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, and 48 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas