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ERIC Number: EJ1001527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
F.A.C.E. Time (Families and Communities Educating): Accommodating Newcomers in Elementary School
Cairo, Aminata; Sumney, Diane; Blackman, Jill; Joyner, Katie
Multicultural Education, v19 n2 p55-58 Win 2012
In American public schools refugees from overseas and Latino migrant children typically find themselves in English learning programs, usually designated as English as a Second Language (ESL), Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or English Language Learners (ELL) programs. Often, these children have received little, interrupted, or no prior education. In addition, many of these children have experienced traumatic events that may have included violence, torture, refugee settlement, war atrocities, and persecution, as well as many other direct and indirect unsettling experiences. The backgrounds and experiences of these children are not homogenous and each can span a wide range, but one thing they all have in common is loss of family, home, and identity. Furthermore, their families experience an extraordinary amount of stress when adjusting to a new country and community. All of these factors can have significant emotional impact on these children who are already trying to cope with their own stressors while adapting in general to school and life in America. Subsequently, this particular ESL population has specific needs beyond language and academic adjustment. In this article, the authors will highlight a program called F.A.C.E. Time, which stands for Families and Communities Educating, which has been implemented in Lexington, Kentucky elementary schools since 2008. F.A.C.E. Time is a support program for refugee and Latino immigrant children and their families that was developed in collaboration with the Fayette County School System and the University of Kentucky. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky