Understanding Acculturation Patterns of Burmese Refugee Children in U.S. Public Schools
Fraire, Stacie Jai
Provo, UT: Brigham Young University
August 2009, 97 pages
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.