Educating the Newest Americans: Report of the Task Force on New Immigrants and American Education

By Gary E. Rubin, George M. Szabad, Herminio Martinez

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1989

Continuing the line of inquiry begun by The Newest Americans, this report focuses on the challenges of education for immigrants, both children and adults. The report presents the consensus of the group, along with minority opinions in the form of comments at the end. Identifying growing demographic changes in America, the article focuses on the need for greater cultural awareness and understanding for both children and adults. For children, it focuses on language acquisition as the key to avoiding improper special education placement. For adults, comprehensive English-language and job-training programs are cited as the best model for ensuring success. The role of the community is also examined, especially as a vehicle for helping new immigrants understand the American school system.

Topic: Immigration, Education, Cultural Sensitivity, Adult Education

Page Number(s): 1 - 36

Funder: Sanford C. Bernard and Co. Foundation, Inc. , The Institute on Urban and Minority Education

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rubin, Gary E. Szabad, George M. Martinez, Herminio. Educating the Newest Americans: Report of the Task Force on New Immigrants and American Education. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1989: 1 - 36. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13814


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