Helping Immigrant and Refugee Students
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 612 , Segment 3
Episode: Ryan Shupe and Christmas Styles
- Dec 15, 2020 1:00 pm
- 11:13 mins
The early years of our schooling experiences are hard. We try to add our letters and read our numbers and it seems impossible that we’ll ever get them straight. But eventually things fall into place and we get the hang of school. However, this experience is not shared by all school kids. There are many students who have experienced interrupted schooling and for whom English is likely not their mother tongue. These students typically come from immigrant and refugee populations and have very different educational needs than those who don’t face these barriers. Here to discuss what the educational needs are of these immigrant and refugee students and how to meet these needs is Dr. Lisa Auslander, Principal Investigator and Project Director for New York City’s Bridges to Academic Success.