Bibliography: Immigrant Rights (page 33 of 54)

This bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Sanctuary Cities website. Some of the authors featured on this page include Patricia A. Snyder, Carol Johnson, And Others, Mya Krishnan, Washington Office for Civil Rights (ED), L. S. Harms, Jean Michael, Shelley K. Taylor, John D. Dennison, and William F. Mackey.

Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC. (1995). Proveer igualdad de oportunidades educativas para los estudiantes con conocimientos limitados del idioma ingles (Providing Equality of Educational Opportunity for Students with Limited Knowledge of the English Language). This brochure, entirely in Spanish, provides information on federal policy concerning equal educational opportunity for limited-English-proficient (LEP) individuals. It first summarizes the provisions of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the subsequent major Civil Rights Office directives concerning that legislation. It then outlines issues in the design, provision, and assessment of LEP programs by local authorities. Addresses and telephone numbers of 10 regional offices of the federal Office of Civil Rights are also provided.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)

Michael, Jean (1984). Housing Issues: A Newcomer's Guide. 5. A bilingual pamphlet containing practical law-related information for recent Russian Jewish immigrants to New York City, this document addresses housing issues. Following a brief description of the Newcomer series, 14 questions are listed, each followed by an answer. Questions asked include the necessity for a written lease when renting an apartment; contents of a lease; security deposits; housing discrimination; subleasing; definitions of rent control and rent stabilization; legal responsibilities of tenants; warranty of habitability; uncooperative landlords and the tenant's right to withhold rent; eviction attempts; financial housing assistance programs; and "co-ops". A final page, titled "Where to Go for Help," lists 14 relevant consumer and legal service agencies.    [More]  Descriptors: Adults, Housing, Housing Deficiencies, Housing Discrimination

Johnson, Carol (1985). American Government. A High School Bilingual Supplement for Laotian Students. A course handbook for limited English-speaking, native Laotian-speaking immigrant high school students in a course on United States government is intended to simplify concepts, build learning confidence, and supplement classroom texts. It contains lessons on the beginnings of the United States government, revolution and independence, the development and content of the Constitution, the legislative process, State government (legislature, election of officers, State services, State finance, and upper and lower court systems), citizens' rights, local and city government, and four units on the process of obtaining American citizenship. The lessons consist of a vocabulary preview; the content; a Laotian translation; and exercises that review the content, use the vocabulary, and draw conclusions from the content. Charts, graphs, and other illustrations are included; review lessons are interspersed with the content lessons. A glossary giving both English and Laotian definitions for English words and a short bibliography are appended. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, High Schools

Johnson, Carol (1985). American Government. A High School Bilingual Supplement for Vietnamese Students. A course handbook for limited English-speaking, native Vietnamese-speaking immigrant high school students in a course on United States government is intended to simplify concepts, build learning confidence, and supplement classroom texts. It contains lessons on the beginnings of United States government, revolution and independence, the development and content of the Constitution, the legislative process, State government (legislature, election of officers, State services, State finance, and upper and lower court systems), citizens' rights, local and city government, and four units on the process of obtaining American citizenship. The lessons consist of a vocabulary preview; the content; a Vietnamese translation; and exercises that review the content, use the vocabulary, and draw conclusions from the content. Charts, graphs, and other illustrations are included; review lessons are interspersed with the content lessons. A glossary giving both English and Vietnamese definitions for English words and a short bibliography are appended. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, High Schools

Dennison, John D., Ed.; Gregor, Alexander D., Ed. (1999). Bibliography on Higher Education in Canada and Index to the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 1971-1999. Occasional Papers in Higher Education. This publication combines a 160-item bibliography of Canadian-published articles on higher education and a "Canadian Journal of Higher Education" research article index for 1971-1999. The index is arranged alphabetically by major area as follows: adult and continuing education; community colleges (college-university relationships, history and development, organization and governance, programs, staff, students); curriculum (arts and sciences, evaluation and development, interdisciplinary, language and literacy, prison-based programs, professional education, skill development); distance education; economics; employment; equity, financing (institutional, provincial, public policy, students); government; graduate studies; history, public policy, and the Canadian system; international; management and leadership (academic governance and decision-making, deans, department heads, evaluation and reviews, professional development of administrators, staffing); multiculturalism and cultural diversity; planning and futures (goals/goal setting, institutional planning, program evaluation, statistics and data, system planning); policing; professional education; professorate (characteristics and profiles/employment, collective bargaining/faculty unionization, part-time faculty and teaching assistants, role and functions/professional life, staff development); psychology; research (private sector collaboration, public policy, research administration and development, research grants); scholarly publishing; sociology; students (access and participation, gender, grading and evaluation, graduates, immigrant and minority students, part-time students, retention and attrition, rights and equity, student attitudes and behavior, the undergraduate experience, transition to work); teaching and learning (andragogy, instructional development, instructor and course evaluation, library use, prior learning assessment and recognition, self-directed study, student development and attainment, student evaluation and examinations, teaching and learning technologies, teaching and research, teaching assistants, the management of teaching).   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Research, Faculty Publishing, Foreign Countries, Higher Education

Yoshioka, Robert B.; And Others (1974). Asian American Women: Stereotyping Asian Women; Chinese Immigrants; Issei–the First Women, Civil Rights Digest. The first of the three parts of this article provides a brief outline of the stereotypes applied to Asian American Women and a useful backdrop on the other two parts. The second part on Chinese immigrants focuses on the strong family ties of tgis ethnic group. The third and last part concerns the quietness and modesty of the Issei–equated with weakness in America, but in reality are sure signs of strengths.   [More]  Descriptors: Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Ethnic Stereotypes, Family Structure

Harms, L. S., Ed.; And Others (1976). Policy Dialog on the Right of Everyone in Hawaii to Communicate: An Informal Report by and for the Dialog Participants. Communication in Hawaii Series Report Number 2. In this informal report, all but a few of the pages were written after the dialog sessions of March and April 1976, held on four of the Hawaiian Islands–Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii. All of the selections were written by participants in the dialogs. The task of the dialog sessions was to build an understanding of the specific implications of an emerging right-to-communicate policy in Hawaii. This document contains a discussion of the dialog topic and descriptive reports of each of the sessions held, with lists of key persons, of participating organizations, and of policy issues. Some of the policy issues discussed are as follows: Are students and new immigrants taught adequate formal communication skills in schools? How can community groups and individuals gain access to the news media? How can a community maintain its cultural diversity and pluralism through development of communication rights? How can people be motivated to provide more citizen input at state and local government hearings?   [More]  Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Communication Problems, Communications, Community Involvement

Michael, Jean (1984). On the Job: A Newcomer's Guide. 3. A bilingual pamphlet containing practical law-related information for recent Russian Jewish immigrants to New York City, this document concerns employment. Following a brief description of the Newcomer series, 10 questions are listed, each followed by an answer. Questions asked include illegal employment; discrimination; sexual harassment; descriptions of fair labor pay standards; joining labor unions; the right of an employer to fire or lay off employees; the power of unions regarding fired employees; proper working conditions; workers' compensation; unemployment insurance; and the difference between Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. A final page, titled "Where to Go for Help," lists the addresses and phone number of nine relevant government service and community resource agencies.   [More]  Descriptors: Adults, Employment, Human Services, Immigrants

Yu, Corrine M., Ed.; Taylor, William L., Ed. (1995). New Challenges: The Civil Rights Record of the Clinton Administration Mid-Term. Report of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights. This report is the work of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights, a bipartisan group of former federal officials with responsibility for equal opportunity. Part 1 contains three chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Executive Summary and Review"; and (3) "Recommendations of the Commission." Part 2 contains the following working papers: (4) "Minority Poverty: The Place-Race Nexus and the Clinton Administration's Civil Rights Policy" (George Galster); (5) "An Unseen Attack in Civil Rights: The Anti-Regulatory Agenda in the Contract with America" (Gary D. Bass); (6) "The Clinton Record on Judicial Nominations at Mid-Term" (Elliot M. Mincberg); (7) "Interim Report on Performance of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during the Clinton Administration" (John C. Chambers and Brian P.  Waldman); (8) "The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission" (Alfred W. Blumrosen); (9) "The Clinton Administration and Civil Rights Enforcement in Elementary and Secondary Education" (Patricia A. Brannan); (10) "Minority Access to Higher Education" (Reginald Wilson); (11) "In Search of a Vision: Gender Equity in Education in the Clinton Administration" (Verna L. Williams, with assistance from Steven C. Hodge); (12) "Equal Employment Opportunity" (Helen Norton); (13) "The Employment Non-Discrimination Act" (Chai R. Feldbaum and Stephen J. Curran); (14) "Voting Rights Act Enforcement: An Agenda for Equal Electoral Opportunity" (Arthur A. Baer and Pamela S. Karlan); (15) "Federal Fair Housing Enforcement: The Clinton Administration at Mid-Term" (John P. Relman); (16) "Immigrants and Public Services: Some Principles for Reform" (Wendy Zimmermann); (17) "Federal Action to Confront Hate Crimes: Preventing Violence and Improving Police Responses" (Michael Lieberman); (18) "Access to Justice: Environmental Justice" (Alice L. Brown); (19) "Minority Health Care Issues" (Maya Wiley); (20) "Invisible Women: Uncovering the Health Care Problems Faced by Women of Color" (Jocelyn Frye); (21) "ADA and the Clinton Administration" (Charles D. Goldman); (22) "Another Take on 'ADA and the Clinton Administration'" (Chai R. Feldblum); and (23) "Electronic Redlining: Discrimination in the Information Superhighway" (James J. Halpert and Angela Campbell).   [More]  Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Role, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education

Taylor, Shelley K. (2009). Right Pedagogy/Wrong Language and Caring in Times of Fear? Issues in the Schooling of Ethnic Kurdish Children in Denmark, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Cummins calls on educators to promote critical dialog during micro-interactions with students, times when students acquire knowledge and negotiate their identities. For critical dialog to flourish, educators must create caring environments. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether a discourse of caring was transmitted to ethnic Kurdish students enrolled in a bilingual/bicultural education program in Denmark, and the mitigating role that macro (societal) factors, such as a discourse of fear played in their educators' attempts to create safe, caring havens for critical dialog. To do so, I deconstruct issues that arose when an educator taught a novel study unit as a springboard for developing critical literacy. I adopted a critical ethnographic case-study approach that featured interviews, extensive participant-observation, and document analysis. There were mixed results with more at issue than pedagogical and linguistic factors. Macro-level discourses mitigated the success of the intervention, as did identity issues related to ethnic solidarity; however, some pedagogical features of the program opened up spaces for the ethnic Kurdish children to critically examine fear of "difference."   [More]  Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Indo European Languages, Turkish

Michael, Jean (1984). You and the Courts: A Newcomer's Guide. 6. A bilingual pamphlet containing practical law-related information for recent Russian Jewish immigrants to New York City, this document addresses the court system. Following a brief description of the Newcomer series, 9 questions are listed, each followed by an answer. Questions asked include the difference between criminal and civil law; how the court system operates, including the types of courts belonging to the system; the rights of a citizen upon arrest; what a parent can do if a child is arrested; a description of the juvenile court system; legal and illegal searches; the "grand jury", plea bargaining, due process of law, and what to do if called as a witness. A final page, titled "Where to Go for Help," lists four legal aid service agencies.   [More]  Descriptors: Adults, Civil Liberties, Courts, Criminal Law

Mackey, William F., Ed.; Verdoodt, Albert, Ed. (1975). The Multinational Society: Papers of the Ljubljana Seminar. The Ljubljana seminar, whose background and working papers are presented in this volume, was an outcome of the United Nations' consideration of the problems of ethnic and linguistic minorities. The twenty-five papers cover topics such as the study of multinational societies; the protection of minorities and minority rights in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Austria, the Soviet Union, India, Africa, Southeast Asia, Israel, Britain, and the Caribbean; cultural diversity; and immigrant problems. Chapters 1-3 are background papers, commissioned by the United Nations Secretariat in preparation for the seminar. Chapters 4-23 are working papers, contributed by the participants and presented in regional groups, starting with Central Europe and going on to include Asia, Africa, and North America. Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism

Garretson, Kate, Ed. (1997). The City University of New York Resource Guide: Becoming a Citizen. The guide outlines a 50-hour curriculum for preparing immigrants to apply for and gain United States citizenship. It begins with an algorithm illustrating the process of gaining citizenship and a list names and addresses of City University of New York campus citizenship liaisons. Ten instructional modules follow, each providing information for both the teacher and the student. Module topics include: eligibility assessment; an overview of the naturalization process; the Immigration and Naturalization Service application forms and application process; U.S. history and government (discovery and settlement, Revolutionary War and independence, national government and the Constitution, state and local government, U.S. history since 1800); citizen rights and responsibilities; and test (interview) preparation. In the last module, the 100 questions are presented in both English and Spanish. A list of additional resources is appended. (MSE)   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Eligibility, Federal Regulation

Snyder, Patricia A., Ed.; Stone, Frank A., Ed. (1972). Minority Education in Global Perspective. These papers from the World Education Workshop on minority education present the question of minority education in its many guises around the world. Basic objectives of the workshop include bringing together people concerned with the polycultural and international dimensions in the preparation of professional educators, promoting recognition of a global perspective as a viable approach to many contemporary issues, and collecting materials that could be shaped into instructional curricula. The major presentations discuss minority education as it is defined and dealt with in Latin America, the Middle East and India. The 19 shorter papers discuss aspects of minority education in Wales, Israel, Turkey, South Africa, Africa, India, the Philippines, Peoples Republic of China, and the United States; discuss minorities as defined by race, color, religion, immigrant status, socioeconomic status, language, military and civilian status; and discuss the processes and programs that the recognition of minority rights necessitates. A list of the workshop participants is included.   [More]  Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged

Hensel, Elizabeth; Krishnan, Mya; Saunders, Katie; Durrani, Nazia; Rose, John (2005). Impact of Policy Shifts on South Asian Carers in the United Kingdom, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. The aim of this study was to assess how the introduction of new service policies in the United Kingdom–such as person-centered planning and the active development of support networks–was impacting the lives of carers of people with intellectual disability from South Asian backgrounds. Using a semistructured interview schedule, 19 families of South Asian background living in an urban conurbation were interviewed about their service use and needs with respect to providing care for their family member with an intellectual disability. The families experienced material disadvantage, poor health, and did not access services to the same extent as did the general population in the UK. Overall, community participation was low and only two individuals with an intellectual disability had a care plan as outlined in the latest UK government policies. The introduction of these new policies did not appear to have positively impacted the lives of the individuals interviewed in this study. The results were similar to findings of studies in other parts of Britain: that is, the culture of caring and protecting the individual with an intellectual disability, combined with the importance of family life over an outside social life, ran somewhat counter to the underlying principles of current national disability policy (i.e., promoting individual rights and independent living). It is suggested that attempts to implement these policies risks alienating carers of South Asian descent from service providers and their implementation must be done in a culturally sensitively context.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Social Life, Mental Retardation, Family Life

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