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ERIC Number: EJ1074837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1553-541X
Serving Refugee Students and Unaccompanied Minors: More than Just Learning English
Clark-Kasimu, Nakachi
Voices in Urban Education, n41 p20-25 2015
Unrest, crime, and poverty in Central America and other parts of the world have led to periodic migrations of unaccompanied children and young refugees into the United States. These children then enroll in U.S. schools--public education for all children, including undocumented children, is a right guaranteed by the 1982 "Plyler v. Doe" decision. Many of these young people have experienced intensive trauma and have legal, socio-economic, and other needs far beyond learning English, which must be met for them to advance academically. To help meet those needs, many schools have been reaching out to community partners who specialize in working with this population of unaccompanied minors. "VUE" guest editor Ruth López spoke with Nakachi Clark-Kasimu, former after-school coordinator at the San Francisco-based nonprofit Refugee Transitions, about the lessons and challenges of this work.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Brown University, Box 1985, Providence, RI, 02912. Tel: 401-863-7990; Fax: 401-863-1290; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Doe v Plyler
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