Clearinghouse Resource


Refugees from Burma in Thailand and Malaysia


Cultural Orientation Resource Center (COR)


Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2007, 3 pages

Description of Resource

This article includes a description of the 'family day' part of the curriculum, when parents and children are brought together to discuss the changes they will experience in family roles, methods of child discipline, and maintaining the valuable aspects of their own culture. The article also includes information on their new parenting program for parents of young children in their daycare center. Be sure to check out the slideshow, which has pictures of the Burmese in their Cultural Orientation classes, including children singing 'Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.'