Involving Refugee Parents in their Children's Education
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Washington, D.C.: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)
2007 Spring, 10 pages
Many teachers and administrators across the United States are confused and concerned when they host parent-teacher conferences, "Open Houses," or other events for parents and find that few of their refugee parents attend. Sometimes, repeated failed efforts result in teachers and administrators concluding that the refugee parents in their district "just don't care." Yet, that is rarely the case. Research consistently shows that refugee parents do care about their children's education a great deal.