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Teachers as Allies

Teachers as Allies: Transformative Practices for Teaching DREAMers and Undocumented Students
Teachers College | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 0807758876 | 216 pages | PDF | 1.86 MB
by Shelley Wong (Editor), Elaisa Sanchez Gosnell (Editor), Anne Marie Foerster Luu (Editor), Lori Dodson (Editor), Aviva Chomsky (Foreword)

Learn how to engage and advocate for undocumented children and youth with this new resource written by and for teachers. Teachers as Allies provides educators with the information and tools they need to involve immigrant students and their American-born siblings and peers in inclusive and transformative classroom experiences. The authors show how immigration policies, ICE enforcement, and societal attitudes affect undocumented students and how teachers and school leaders can recognize these influences on the students' day-to-day lives and learning. Offering teaching strategies that address the needs of DREAMers and undocumented youth as they move through their K-12 and college education, this timely book offers a broad range of curriculum connections and resources.

Book Features:

Assists educators who work with students from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Provides teachers with information, analysis, and practical approaches to help undocumented students in their classrooms.
Supports school leadership in higher education and provides recommendations for secondary school educators for supporting the transition to college.
Outlines practical strategies such as using music, drama, student newspapers, letter writing, and social networks to involve students in current issues relevant to their lives.
Can be used as a professional development tool to help schools and districts better meet the needs of undocumented students and their families.

"Teachers are uniquely placed to support undocumented students facing adverse circumstances and to challenge the narrative of immigrant criminality in the public sphere. This book should help enable them to do both."
?From the foreword by Aviva Chomsky, Salem State University

"Capturing in stark detail the fears and dilemmas faced by undocumented students and their families, the editors of this powerful book provide information, strategies, stories, hope, and sustenance for teachers and other educators working to support some of the most marginalized students in our schools as they navigate their way from kindergarten through college and beyond."
?Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"In light of the current political climate, it is crucial that this information be available for educators and the community."
?Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles

About the Author
Dr. Shelley Wong and Dr. Elaisa Sanchez Gosnell (retired), George Mason University; Anne Marie Foerster Luu and Lori Dodson, Maryland pre-K-12 educators and TESOL & NEA members.
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