ERIC Number: EJ943341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Reference Count: 3
Let a Thousand Teachers Bloom. A Response to "Creating Communities"
Keiser, David Lee
Democracy & Education, v19 n2 Article 11 2011
Public education in the United States is nominally inclusive and open to all, but is also nuanced and complicated, particularly for students with special learning needs or for English language learners. For refugee students, who may also belong to either or both these two groups, the challenge can be compounded by previous traumas to themselves and their families. Roxas's description of teacher Patricia Engler illustrates how complicated, but ultimately doable, is the work of educating refugee youth. The key strategy that the article illustrated was the need for attention to connections between school and home life. The students experienced these and other cultural intersections as affirming and consistent, further strengthening the community-school linkages.
Descriptors: Family Life, Second Language Learning, Refugees, Public Education, Youth, Freedom, Public Schools, Family School Relationship, Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United States