Bibliography: Immigrant Rights (page 46 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 New York ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, David R. Zack, London (England). Central Office of Information, John Carwile, Warren K. Weber, Washington National Council of La Raza, Augusta. Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Michael J. de Sherbinin, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, and Sybil Barbara Faigin.

de Sherbinin, Michael J., Ed. (1981). 1981 World Refugee Survey. This report presents an update and analysis of refugee and/or resettlement situations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Canada, and Latin America. Described are activities undertaken by the following refugee organizations: (1) the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); (2) the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration (ICM); (3) the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); and (4) the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). In addition, the activities and policies of the United States regarding refugees are given special attention. A directory of international, United States government, and voluntary United States agencies, along with human rights groups concludes the report. Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Humanitarianism, Hunger

Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. (1988). Language and Cultural Minorities Resource Catalog. The revised edition of the resource catalog lists nearly 1,000 print and non-print materials for use in Maine schools where close to 7,000 children of linguistic minorities are enrolled. There are 19 sections on these groups or topics: Afghan, Asian and refugee, bilingual education, Chinese, civil rights, Eastern Europe, English as a Second Language, French, German, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Lao, multicultural education, native Americans, Pilipino/Tagalog, Spanish, testing and assessment, and Vietnamese. Each resource listed is recommended for use with different groups, including parents and community, teachers, administrators, or students at the elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary levels. Some resources focus on instructional methods and techniques; others provide cultural information, research findings, and other materials for classroom use. All materials are available free of charge, some by loan. Request forms are appended. Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Cambodians, Chinese

Carwile, John; Zack, David R. (1986). Current Issues: Critical Issues Confronting the Nation and the World. 1987 Edition. This annual publication seeks to inform interested readers about important concerns of currently confronting the United States. An introduction provides: a brief discussion of individuals in the Reagan Administration; a list of the leadership positions and committees in the 100th Congress–the reader must fill in the person for each position; a description of the Supreme Court; and a discussion of the Federal Budget process. Each chapter provides basic background information, identifies key questions, and gives arguments on several sides of the issue. Domestic policy chapters are: The Economy, Education, Civil Rights, Social Programs, Health Care, Immigration, Energy, Environment, Agriculture, and Crime. The foreign policy chapters are: The Soviet Union, Defense, Central America, The Middle East, International Trade, Western Europe, Nuclear Proliferation, World Poverty and U.S. Foreign Aid, South Africa, and China. Descriptors: Agriculture, Civil Rights, Crime, Economic Climate

Faigin, Sybil Barbara (1985). Basic ESL Literacy from a Freirian Perspective: A Curriculum Unit for Farmworker Education. This paper discusses the development and testing of a literacy unit in basic English as a second language (ESL) for Canadian farmworkers based on the Freirian principles of designing adult education curriculum. The Freirian approach looks at adult learners in the context of their daily reality and uses literacy as a vehicle for the students' personal, social, and political empowerment. Freire's philosophy and its implementation in North America are outlined, particularly in the areas of basic literacy and ESL instruction. Literature on ESL literacy and other areas related to farmworker education and ESL are examined. The curriculum unit, designed for the Canadian Farmworkers Union's literacy campaign, and a trial lesson with some of the unit's materials are described. The unit, using a videotaped drama concerning the rights of Canadian workers, is intended for native speakers of Punjabi, and provides a meaningful context for oral and written language instruction. Descriptors: Adult Learning, Agricultural Laborers, Course Organization, English (Second Language)

Australian Inst. of Multicultural Affairs, Melbourne (Australia). (1982). Evaluation of Post-Arrival Programs and Services. A Summary. This booklet summarizes the findings and recommendations of an evaluation of the Australian government's programs and services for migrants. Rollowing a description of the organization of the full report, three opening chapters provide, respectively, (1) a broad overview of the evaluation; (2) a discussion of its approach and methodology; and (3) details of the demography of recent Australian migration. Each of the remaining chapters summarizes the evaluation of one of the following areas: (4) the initial settlement program; (5) the adult migrant education program; (6) the child migrant education program; (7) the multicultural education program; (8) the use of bilinguals in public agencies, and translator and interpreter services; (9) information needs and provision; (10) migrant welfare; (11) special needs; (12) the law and civil rights; (13) broadcasting and the arts; and (14) program coordination. The booklet concludes with a summary of major recommendations. Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Rights, Coordination, Cultural Pluralism

Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe, Ed.; Miller, Lamar P., Ed. (1996). Brown v. Board of Education: The Challenge for Today's Schools. The 1954 Supreme Court decision in the case of "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas" provided the legal basis for equal educational opportunity. More than 40 years after the decision, equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action remain issues of intense debate. This book offers essays by 23 prominent voices in American education, who discuss the issue of equal educational opportunity for all students. The essays include the following: (1) "An American Dilemma Still" (Ellen Condliffe Lagemann); (2) "Tracking the Progress of 'Brown'" (Lamar P. Miller); (3) "Dream Deferred but Not Defeated" (Roger Wilkins); (4) "The Unending Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity" (Robert L. Carter); (5) "The Federal Government and the Promise of 'Brown'" (Brian K.  Landsberg); (6) "The Legacy of 'Brown v. Board of Education'" (Constance Baker Motley); (7) "Revisiting the Supreme Court's Opinion in 'Brown v. Board of Education' from a Multiculturalist Perspective" (Kevin Brown); (8) "Public Opinion and School Desegregation" (Gary Orfield); (9) "Diversity and the New Immigrants" (Lamar P. Miller and Lisa A. Tanners); (10) "Two Cities' Tracking and Within-School Segregation" (Jeannie Oakes); (11) "Reexamining Social Science Research on School Desegregation: Long- versus Short-term Effects" (Amy Stuart Wells); (12) "Reflections on the Promise of 'Brown' and Multicultural Education" (Carl A. Grant); (13) "Inequalities in Educational Financing" (Howard A. Glickstein); (14) "Race and Choice in Montgomery County, Maryland, Magnet Schools" (Jeffrey R.  Henig); (15) "The False Premises and False Promises of the Movement to Privatize Public Education" (Willis D. Hawley); (16) "After Forty Years: The Other Half of the Puzzle" (John A. Murphy); (17) "The Promise of Accountability and Standards in the Achievement of Equal Educational Opportunity" (Edmund W. Gordon); (18) "Fulfilling the Promise of 'Brown'" (Judith A. Winston); (19) "Educational Equity Issues in an Information Age" (Dennis Sayers); (20) "'Brown' and 'Lau': Seeking the Common Ground" (Rosa Castro Feinberg); (21) "Of Promises and Visions: 'Brown' as a Gift to American Democracy" (Joshua P. Bogin); and (22) "'Brown' at Forty: Six Visions" (Burt Neuborne). An index is included. Each essay contains references. Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Court Litigation

Roman, Elliott M. (1994). Emergency Immigration Education Act Programs. Summer ESL Welcome Program for Students of Limited English Proficiency, Summer Bilingual Program, Projects Omega, Wise, and Bell. Summer 1994. OER Report. The Emergency Immigration Education Act supported three distinct programs in New York City in the summer of 1994: (1) the Summer English as a Second Language (ESL) Welcome Program for Students of Limited English Proficiency; (2) the Summer Bilingual Program; and (3) Projects Omega, Wise, and Bell. The projects served 3,443 students in all. The Summer ESL Welcome program served 526 entering ninth graders, acquainting them with their rights and responsibilities in high school. The Summer Bilingual Program served 2,917 high school students. Projects Omega, Wise, and Bell focused on staff and curriculum development. In general, the programs met their objectives. Some recommendations for program continuation call for more materials for the summer bilingual program, additional field trip opportunities, and better sharing among participants in the three staff development efforts. One table lists program sites.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Chinese Americans, English (Second Language), Haitian Creole

Weber, Warren K., Comp. (1980). Multicultural, Nonsexist Teaching Strategies: Social Studies (K-6). Designed to help Iowa teachers implement the multicultural, nonsexist education mandated by state law, this resource book contains over 100 social studies activities for use in primary, intermediate, and junior high level classes. Exercises for each grade level focus on self, family, neighborhood, community, state, and nation. Primary grade group and individual activities involve students in making life size dolls of themselves, examining likenesses and differences, exploring adult roles and professional options, analyzing stereotypes, and realizing cultural differences. Intermediate grade students look at the lives of pioneer women, American Indians, community values, ethnic groups, and stereotypes. Junior high school students study Iowa minorities, prejudice, famous American women, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the concept of the melting pot. For each activity, skill area, time allotment, objectives, materials, description, and evaluation methods are provided. This document is one of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies

Dean, Helen (1990). Volunteers-in-Education. An Orientation Guide. This booklet is designed to provide basic program information to volunteer teachers of English as a Second Language. The location and schedule of classes, and the range of classes offered at the International Institute of St. Louis are included in the booklet. Also included are a description of teacher aides and volunteer teachers; a chart of the organization's structure; an outline of the rights of volunteers and students in the program; lists of do's and don'ts; an invitation to volunteers to a holiday luncheon; and a statement of understanding and agreement of policy and practice between the volunteer and the agency, to be signed by the volunteer. (MSE)   [More]  Descriptors: English (Second Language), Immigrants, Language Teachers, Literacy Education

ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY. (1979). Hispanic Migrations from the Caribbean and Latin America: Implications for Educational Policy, Planning and Practice; Conference Proceedings. ERIC/CUE Urban Diversity Series, Number 65, August 1979. This report includes papers by two educators concerning the education of Hispanics in the United States. Jose Hernandez addresses the issues of Hispanic demographic patterns and migration and the implications of these factors for educational planning and policy. Rafael Valdivieso focuses on the Federal role in Hispanic desegregation, discussing debates over the goals and effectiveness of bilingual education, the lack of compliance with the guidelines established by the Office of Civil Rights after the Lau v. Nichols decision, and the high rate of school segregation among national origin (language minority) students. Both papers emphasize the growth in the overall population of Hispanic students and argue that present and future educational legislation and policy must take into account the needs of this minority group.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Conference Reports, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy

Career Resources Development Center, Inc., San Francisco, CA. (1994). Patient Relations and Workplace Communication. The workbook contains lessons and exercises in patient relations and workplace communication in a medical services office, particularly for interactions involving one or more non-native speaker of English. Seven units address these topics: (1) greetings and basic assistance, greeting established patients, and measuring height and weight and taking temperature; (2) giving directions and confirming/clarifying information; (3) communication with patients (giving instructions, getting medical information); (4) patient confidentiality issues, explaining patients' rights, and responding to requests for patient information; (5) polite questioning strategies for discussing insurance and billing); (6) waiting room management (comforting anxious patients, handling difficult situations, and answering questions); and (7) translating for the doctor and solving other communication problems on the job. Dialogues and exercises are included in each unit. (MSE)   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Civil Liberties, Communication Problems, Confidentiality

Central Office of Information, London (England). (1983). Immigration into Britain. Notes on the Regulations and Procedures. In the United Kingdom, control over the entry of foreign citizens is exercised under the Immigration Act of 1971, and following a short account of the background to the legislation, this pamphlet outlines the new rules governing its administration that came into effect in 1983 and take into account changes in terminology introduced by the British Nationality Act of 1981. Topics dealt with are the following: right of abode; the common travel area; citizens of the Irish Republic; travel documents; medical examination; entry for temporary purposes; entry for employment or business, as persons of independent means or for marriage; and admission for settlement. Three appendices contain immigration statistics for 1962-81; a list of nationals of foreign countries who need visas to enter the United Kingdom; and the information on the British Nationality Act of 1981. Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Citizenship, Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals

Heredia, Luisa Laura (2015). Of Radicals and DREAMers: Harnessing Exceptionality to Challenge Immigration Control, Association of Mexican American Educators Journal. This article contributes to the literature on undocumented youth activism and citizenship by assessing undocumented youth's challenges to a growing regime of migration control in the US. It uses Doug McAdam's tactical interaction as an analytical lens to explore two consecutive high-risk campaigns, ICE infiltrations and expulsion/re-entry. In this subset of activism, undocumented youth have directly taken on technologies of migration control by forcing the state to adjudicate their status through direct action protest; they have exposed state abuses of law by infiltrating detention centers and have subverted deportation by seeking humanitarian aid and re-entry. Undocumented youth use their liminal legal status and their valorized social status to access and launch their challenges from these invisible spaces of migration control. In doing so, I argue, they are challenging the contours of citizenship and destabilizing the state's power to police and criminalize the unauthorized. Assessing these challenges is especially timely given that political movements are expanding their tactics to challenge punitive enforcement measures that states are implementing to control these "illegal" and "expelled" populations.   [More]  Descriptors: Activism, Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Citizenship

National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC. Office of Research Advocacy and Legislation. (1990). Lobby Day Issue Briefs. This compilation of seven briefs is intended to help citizens lobby United States senators, representatives, and their staff members on issues of importance to the Hispanic American community. Each brief synopsizes an issue, reviews current proposals for addressing the issue, and suggests the appropriate action that the member of congress should take. The following tips for successful lobbying are outlined: (1) be relevant; (2) be specific; (3) be brief; and (4) be prepared. The following issues are addressed: (1) employer sanctions for hiring undocumented workers; (2) reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act; (3) omnibus literacy education; (4) the Civil Rights Act of 1990; (5) legal immigration reform; (6) expansion of the earned income tax credit; and (7) the Community Housing Partnership Act. A map of Washington (District of Columbia) showing the locations of congressional offices is appended. Descriptors: Activism, Civil Rights, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation

Japanese American Citizens League, San Francisco, CA. (1974). The Experience of Japanese Americans in the United States: A Teacher Resource Manual. This manual is considered to be comprised of interesting resource materials to be used to stimulate teachers, community members, and others concerned with education in order to become more conscious of Japanese Americans and their role in American society. The manual includes a section on history and contemporary concerns of Japanese Americans, suggested instructional activities for grades K-12, an annotated bibliography on teachers and student resources, an annotated bibliography on multi-media resources, and other annotated resource materials concerning Japanese Americans. Among the issues discussed are those concerning the Issei, the Nisei, the mass evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry, U.S. – Japan relations in international politics, the elderly, redevelopment and urban renewal, legal rights, feminism, inter-marriage, and equal employment opportunities.   [More]  Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Asian Americans, Cultural Influences, Educational Media

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