Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Understanding Acculturation Patterns of Burmese Refugee Children in U.S. Public Schools

Authors/Editors

Fraire, Stacie Jai

Publisher(s)

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

August 2009, 97 pages

Description of Resource

This resource details the acculturation process of the Burmese refugee students, the positive effect motivation has on the pace of acculturation, the impact of unfamiliar technology and language-based misunderstandings on the students' educational performance, the need to develop an individualized career plan for the student upon arrival, and the value of expanding the Burmese refugees' social networks. Though this thesis is fairly long, the "results" and "discussion" sections are well worth the read for busy teachers and service providers.  

 

Languages

English

Availability

http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2813&context=etd