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The Newcomer Student

Written by Louise El Yaafouri
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

More than 50 million individuals will be forcibly displaced from their homes this year. Many will be resettled into other countries or cultures, including the United States. With specific regard to education, a growing sector of ELA instruction now caters to the unique needs of refugee and immigrant students. These “Newcomer” learners, as they are resettled into Westernized regions, require a tailored brand of education. The Newcomer Student is a field guide from the trenches. It is the product of one educational specialist’s experiences, observations, and research in the Newcomer ELA field. It is a tale of personal participation, linking grassroots to modern progressive protocol, a story of cultural exploration, stemming from Louise’s refugee teaching experiences, and an ongoing search to discover interpersonal peace and humanistic continuity.

Primary ISBN: 9781475825589

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
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Community Represented:

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Setting: Various

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee, Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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