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The difficult transitions of adolescence combined with the challenges of learning a new language and culture can be overwhelming for immigrant secondary school students. This Digest highlights three ways educators can help students through these critical transitions and provides brief descriptions of three programs that are working to facilitate these transitions. First, the digest highlights ways of providing immigrant students and their parents with access to information that will help them to integrate successfully into the U.S. school system. This includes intake or parent information centers, workshops and seminars, school documents and orientation materials translated into the home languages of the students, and structured relationships with school staff. The next section discusses programs that support English language and academic development, including newcomer schools, English-as-a-Second-Language programs, sheltered English content programs, bilingual education programs, and alternative schools. The third section focuses on promoting access to postsecondary education, and the last section provides program profiles of The International High School in Queens, New York; Advancement Via Individual Development (AVID); and Project Adelante. (JL)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Information, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Immigrants, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Transitional Programs

ERIC/CLL, 1118 22nd Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037.









Autor: Lucas, Tamara

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=11813&id=ED402786



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