Guide: Cultural Backgrounders on Newcomer Students

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Guide: Cultural Backgrounders on Newcomer Students

These cultural backgrounders are designed to help teachers and other educators learn about newcomer students and their backgrounds. By being culturally informed, you’ll be better equipped for teaching diverse students in your multicultural classroom. The information is concise so you can quickly learn key information to help you help your students. These cultural background resources were designed for educators but can be used by anyone who wants to welcome newcomers in their community. Backgrounders include:

  • Afghan students
  • Algerian students
  • Bhutanese students from Nepal
  • Burmese students
  • Burundian students
  • Cambodian students
  • Chinese students
  • Colombian students
  • Cuban students
  • DR Congolese students
  • El Salvadoran students
  • Eritrean students
  • Ethiopian students
  • Guatemalan students
  • Haitian students
  • Honduran students
  • Iranian students
  • Iraqi students
  • Karen Burmese students
  • Karenni Burmese students
  • Laotian students
  • Liberian students
  • Mon Burmese students
  • Nepali students
  • Nicaraguan students
  • Pakistani students
  • Puerto Rican students
  • Rakhine students
  • Rohingya students
  • Russian and other former
  • Soviet Union students
  • Shan Burmese students
  • Sierra Leonean students
  • Somali students
  • South Sudanese students
  • Syrian students
  • Vietnamese students
  • Yugoslavian students
Date: November 16, 2019
Language(s): English
Target Audience(s): Service Provider
Author(s): USAHello
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