refugee student cultural background profiles

Learn about your students and their cultural backgrounds with cultural background resources from USAHello.

By being culturally informed, you’ll be better equipped for teaching diverse students in your multicultural classroom. Read and download our cultural background resources. Taip pat galite download all of the resources as one PDF. 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.

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Afganistanas

Students from Afghanistan are very focused on their families Skaityti daugiau

Algeria

Algerian students will have parents who want to support their education Skaityti daugiau

Butanas (Nepali origin)

Refugee students from Bhutan may have gone to school in Nepal Skaityti daugiau

Mianmaras/Birma

Students from Burma tend to highly respect teachers but most have interrupted educations Skaityti daugiau

Burundis

Students from Burundi tend to be more circular learners Skaityti daugiau

Kambodža

Students from Cambodia are likely second generation students Skaityti daugiau

Kinija

Chinese students are likely to be respectful and formal with their teachers. Skaityti daugiau

Kolumbija

Colombia has a strong education system. Tačiau, students from Colombia may have fled violence and not have attended school. Skaityti daugiau

Kuba

Cuban families strongly believe in the value of educaiton Skaityti daugiau

Kongo Demokratinė Respublika

Many students from the DRC spent long years in refugee camps Skaityti daugiau

Salvadoras

Students from El Salvador tend to live in multi-generation families Skaityti daugiau

Eritrėja

Many Eritreans were resettled to the United States in the early 2000s Skaityti daugiau

Etiopija

Ethiopian students likely had limited resources in their schools Skaityti daugiau

Gvatemala

Many Guatemalan families in the United States are from the Mayan culture and may not speak Spanish Skaityti daugiau

Haitis

Many students from Haiti came to the United States after the earthquake Skaityti daugiau

Honduras

Students from Honduras have varying degrees of education and may have experienced violence Skaityti daugiau

Iranas

Students from Iran likely attended schools but may not have been encouraged to think critically Skaityti daugiau

Irakas

Iraqi students are probably schooled and may have highly educated parents Skaityti daugiau

Karen (Mianmaras/Birma)

Karen students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Skaityti daugiau

Karennni

Karenni students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Skaityti daugiau

Laosas

Most students from Laos are second generation immigrants Skaityti daugiau

Liberija

Liberians have a lot of familiarity and experience with American culture Skaityti daugiau

Mon (Mianmaras/Birma)

Mon students highly respect teachers but many did not have access to formal education Skaityti daugiau

Nepalas

Refugee students from Nepal likely had limited educational opportunities Skaityti daugiau

Nicaragua

Most Nicaraguan students have families who want to be involved in their education Skaityti daugiau

Pakistanas

Girls are less likely to have attended school and parents will need to be encouraged to attend school events Skaityti daugiau

Puerto Rikas

Puerto Rico is a part of the United States but students have very different opportunities Skaityti daugiau

Rakhine State (Mianmaras/Birma)

Students from Rakhine State tend to be very culturally different than students from the rest of Burma Skaityti daugiau

Rohinjų

Students from Rohingya state may have had no formal education opportunities Skaityti daugiau

Rusija (Former Soviet Union)

Students from Russia tend to be indirect communicatiors Skaityti daugiau

Shan (Mianmaras/Birma)

Shan students greatly respect their teachers Skaityti daugiau

Siera Leonė

Students from Sierra Leone will enjoy cultural classroom activities Skaityti daugiau

Somalis

May students from Somalia have little or no formal education Skaityti daugiau

Pietų Sudanas

Students from South Sudan have probably experienced high levels of violence Skaityti daugiau

Sirija

Syrian students may have interrupted educations but highly educated parents Skaityti daugiau

Vietnamas

Vietnamese students come from a highly authoritarian educational background Skaityti daugiau

Yugoslavia

Students from former Yugoslavia highly value education and respect their teachers Skaityti daugiau

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