Introduction to Education: Immigrants, Refugees, and English Learners in U.S. Schools

AMERICAN CULTURE STUDIES 203D

What is the distinction between immigrant, refugee, migrant, and newcomer students in schools? How are their needs similar, and how are they different? Although U.S. schools have historically served multilingual children, many have seen an increase in the racial, ethnic, and language backgrounds of the students they designate as English learners (ELs). As such, educators are still coming to understand how to best support this highly diverse group. In addition to clarifying distinctions between EL and student background classifications, this course will examine: federal, state, and local policies impacting immigrant and refugee student integration into schools, how school practices for several kinds of multilingual students vary, and how existing educational structures can better support designated EL students and their families.
Course Attributes: BU BA; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC; EN S

Section 01

Introduction to Education: Immigrants, Refugees, and English Learners in U.S. Schools
INSTRUCTOR: Lyndsie Schultz
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