Immigrant Integration Educator Resource Guide
The integration of immigrant families into their new communities often begins at their children's schools. According to Immigrant Integration Educator Resource Guide (52 pages, PDF), a new report from the Colorado Trust, district administrators, school administrators, and teachers can do more to ease immigrant integration by anticipating challenges that can occur in school enrollment, culture, and climate, as well as by promoting family and community outreach, classroom instruction, student assessment, early childhood education, school-based adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and family literacy. The guide discusses the importance of each area with regard to overall immigrant integration, the challenges of meeting the needs of diverse populations, current research on best practices, and recommended strategies for implementing those practices. Designed as a practical manual, it also summarizes the legal mandates and policies that establish minimum standards for the education of immigrant children, where applicable.