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The Academic Engagement of Newly Arriving Somali Bantu Students in a U.S. Elementary School debt


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The Academic Engagement of Newly Arriving Somali Bantu Students in a U.S. Elementary School debt

This report examines the findings of a two-year ethnographic study of newly arrived Somali Bantu refugee students in a U.S. elementary school (K-6) in Chicago. The Somali Bantu had been displaced in refugee camps for more than 12 years, and the children had no prior exposure to formal schooling and limited literacy skills. Upon their resettlement, a number of school districts voiced concerns about meeting the mental health and social adjustment needs of Somali Bantu students and questioned whether local schools were equipped with suitable teaching strategies. The authors led a research team that carried out observations of select classrooms and interviews with school staff over a two-year period, before coding the resulting field notes to identify key themes and patterns. >


By Migration Policy Institute, , USA.


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