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How does immigration affect children’s school experience?

| Dec 23, 2019 | Firm News

No matter how old you are, immigrating to a new country can present many unique challenges and experiences. Because you and your family are adjusting to life in Florida and working toward becoming US citizens, you may be looking for ways to help your children to feel empowered, optimistic and excited about their future.

One experience that your children will begin right away is school. Depending on how familiar they are with the English language, it may take them some time to feel confident communicating with their peers and teachers. Because the educational system in the United States may vary from that of your home country, your children may need added support to fulfill their assignments and understand the purpose of various tests that are given.

According to an article released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, during your quest to find an educational facility that respects and embraces your child’s culture, it would benefit you to look for a place that emphasizes the asset that having a diverse student body can bring. You should also look for teachers who are respectful of cultural differences and have employed unique strategies for instructing students to account for the fact that immigrant children will learn differently than a student that has been born and raised in the American culture.

School districts that recognize that your family is one of many immigrant families and are actively implementing ways to help your children succeed, may also provide additional resources that you and other parents can use to help your children excel outside of their formal schooling education. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.

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