Welcoming and Orienting Newcomer Students to U.S. Schools
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children Services (BRYCS)
Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)
2008 Spring, 8 pages
This Spotlight focuses primarily on students' cultural and social adjustment, while recognizing the positive academic impact of successful socio-cultural adjustment. It examines the steps that teachers and administrators can take to integrate refugee children and youth into their schools, first looking at newcomer programs and other means of welcoming and accommodating foreign-born students, then discussing means of facilitating the social integration of newcomer students by teaching American-born students about refugee and immigrant populations, openly discussing racism, and preventing bullying.