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ERIC Number: EJ1032244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
School Community Engaging with Immigrant Youth: Incorporating Personal/Social Development and Ethnic Identity Development
Gonzalez, Laura M.; Eades, Mark P.; Supple, Andrew J.
School Community Journal, v24 n1 p99-117 2014
It has been projected that 33% of all school children will be from immigrant households by the year 2040 (Suarez-Orozco et al., 2010). For school personnel (e.g., administrators, counselors, teachers) working with immigrant youth and adolescents, understanding ethnic identity development is an essential cultural competency. In this essay, the authors outline how the family, peer, and school contexts can influence a student's ethnic identity, along with suggested activities that utilize ethnic identity development to enhance student personal/social development. Greater personal/social development of individual students and greater integration of marginalized ethnic groups can contribute to a healthier school community. Informal methods of evaluating outcomes are also identified.
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Immigrants, Youth Opportunities, Social Development, Individual Development, Personality Development, Ethnicity, Ethnic Groups, Context Effect, Family Influence, Educational Objectives, Learning Activities, Peer Influence, Educational Environment, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Integrated Activities, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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