This guide from the Education Development Center shares examples of school systems around the country that have effectively engaged immigrant and refugee families to improve their health and educational experience.
This initiative and website from the Office of Refugee Resettlement includes multimedia resources, including archived webinars, videos, and social network communities.
The Refugee Educators' Network, Inc. began as the Education Subcommittee of the Sacramento Area Refugee Forum in the early 1980s. Since then, REN members have developed a collection of books, videos, magazines, and artifacts that serve as a bridge between educators and refugee communities.
Home of the Brave, a novel written in free verse by Katherine Applegate, tells the story of Kek, an eleven-year-old boy from the Sudan who arrives as a refugee to Minnesota in the middle of winter. The Teacher's Guide for includes discussion questions, activities on idioms and language, and web resources about the war in Sudan. Highly recommended for ELL educators and students. Appropriate for grades 4-12.
The Tibetan Alliance of Chicago is a volunteer organization dedicated to empowering Chicago's Tibetan community and fostering its further development. The Tibetan Alliance provides services aimed at enabling the community and each Tibetan to meet their needs and achieve their economic, social, cultural and political goals.
LCW works to promote awareness about Lao People, Cultures and Issues. Through our website we wish to be the conduit of information for our visitors through comprehensive Lao language references and other cultural information, insightful advice column, special articles, etc.
The Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities is written as a how-to for caseworkers and advocates who serve refugees with disabilities. It is available through the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.
This is a listing of organizations across the country that offer educational programs for people working with populations that have experienced violence, and that provide treatment services for victims.
This article from The Vancouver Sun tells the story of student Johnny Romah, and discusses efforts in Canada to educate SIFE students.
This article by researcher Dr. Deborah Short provides an overview of newcomer programs and how they address students linguistic, academic, and acculturation needs.