Clearinghouse Resource

Title

The Academic Engagement of Newly Arriving Somali Bantu Students in a U.S. Elementary School

Authors/Editors

Birman, Dina
Tran, Nellie

Publisher(s)

Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

October 2015, 25 pages

Description of Resource

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. 

Languages

English

Availability

http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/academic-engagement-newly-arriving-somali-bantu-students-us-elementary-school