ERIC Number: ED558014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Identifying a Theoretical Perspective to Meet the Educational Needs of Twice-Migrated Sudanese Refugees
Palladino, John M.
Online Submission, Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research v2 p197-2004 2008
Twice-migrated Sudanese refugees are newcomers to the United States who relocate to cities and towns not prepared to offer services necessary for integrating them into their communities. The purpose of this report is to propose a theoretical perspective to better understand the educational needs of twice-migrated Sudanese youth, a new contribution to the literature useful for practitioners and researchers. The theoretical construct emerged from blending discussions in the literature about immigrant populations and the author's school administrative experiences with twice-migrated Sudanese families. The theory suggests that twice-migrated Sudanese students encounter cultural and peer challenges as well as educational services that do not match their prior schooling and academic aspirations.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Social Services, Educational Needs, Youth, Student Needs, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Parents, Administrators, Teachers, Caseworkers, Cultural Differences, Acculturation, Peer Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Educational Resources, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Social Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sudan