Achieving the Dream: How Communities and Schools Can Improve Education for Immigrant Students
National Center for Immigrant Students, National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 1993 - Children of immigrants - 95 pages
This manual is designed to support community organizations, concerned educators, and parents as they work to improve local public schools on behalf of immigrant students. Each chapter focuses on central elements of quality schooling from the perspective of the young immigrant. Within each chapter, an analysis of current conditions prevalent in most U.S. public schools is followed by a series of action steps that activists can take to improve local schools. Concluding each chapter is a resource section that offers a list of publications and organizations pertinent to the main subject of the chapter. Chapter topics are as follows: (1) Parent Participation; (2) Assessment and Placement; (3) Learning Environment; (4) School Social Climate; (5) Support Services; (6) School Funding; and (7) Taking Action. The manual concludes with a directory of state and national immigrant student and immigrant family advocacy and support organizations. (GLR)
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