The Academic Engagement of Newly Arriving Somali Bantu Students in a U.S. Elementary School
Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute
October 2015, 25 pages
This report traces the significant academic and behavioral challenges experienced by
a group of newly arrived Somali Bantu students in a Chicago elementary school.
The researchers, who spent two years monitoring the progress of these refugee
students, also tracked the pressures placed on teachers and other school staff
in dealing with this unique population, as well as their attitudes towards the
students and teaching strategies.