Much of the recent inflamed languages we hear in the news media about immigrant status and prejudices in U.S. brought attention to general public, attracting fear to some student populations. As educators to those students, we consider few implications in teaching. Although the immigrant issues are not new and esoteric to U.S., we Americans tend to talk about it more often as problematic concerns. As a result certain immigrant populations may feel that they are marginalized. In this page we want to offer few progressive websites that offer teaching strategies to promote tolerance so that we can face each member in our learning community with compassion and humane attitude. We want to impart the message that other people matter, and we care. In order to move the Adult and Career Education into the positive direction, we need to teach more than content materials. Please check out the Teaching Tolerance website for resources.
Right to Education: Students and families should be informed that every child in the U.S. has the right to public education regardless of race, religion, sex, economic standing, ethnic background or legal status.
Southern Poverty Law Center’s TEACHING TOLERANCE Program
Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff
DACA and DREAM Act Updates
Here are resources for those educators who wish to provide informed support for students and their families and friends who may be affected by DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
DREAM Act current legislation updates
News and opinion about people, policy, and poverty
This Online Magazine features legislation updates on DACA and people’s reactions around the country.
California School Boards Association
Teaching Channel Team for Schools and Districts; Getting Better Together! Free Video Resources for Teachers
Exploring Emigration: Cultural Identity
Exploring Emigration: Maps & Migration
Foundation Literacy Skills with New Comers
Lit Circles’: Fostering Heterogeneous Collaborations
Deeper Learning for English Language Learners (ESL)
Know your Immigrant Rights!
“…The California Values Act recognizes the humanity of all people, protects our communities from harmful mass deportations, and ensures the safety of all…” The California Value Act is SB 54. Please share with all your friends, family, and social networks.
Protecting our Students
September 12 DACA Town Hall co-hosted by AFT,
National Immigration Law Center, United We Dream,
Teach For America, Education Trust, Stand For Children
and E4E. Register here.