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ERIC Number: EJ770750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Project CASAS: Facilitating the Adaptation of Recent Immigrant Students through Complex Community-Wide Efforts
Schoorman, Dilys; Jean-Jacques, Velouse
Equity & Excellence in Education, v36 n4 p308-316 Dec 2003
The primary focus of this article is a community-based project initiated under the auspices of the Palm Beach County School District's Office of Multicultural Affairs. The students in this district represent 150 countries and 104 language groups. The nation with the highest representation among this population is Haiti. Project CASAS (Community and Schools Accelerating Students) was designed to create a community-based supportive network whose primary focus was to facilitate the adaptation and, ultimately, the academic achievement of recent immigrant students. This article examines the activities of this project over its five year duration, and its impact on the immigrant students. It also addresses as a secondary focus the specific needs and experiences of Haitian students as they emerged within the project work. It highlights the role of the community in the context of immigration and the manner in which the host community can (and should) respond to immigrants. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Haiti; United States