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. Inti tista ' wkoll 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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L-Afganistan

Students from Afghanistan are very focused on their families Aqra iktar

Algeria

Algerian students will have parents who want to support their education Aqra iktar

Bhutan (Nepali origin)

Refugee students from Bhutan may have gone to school in Nepal Aqra iktar

Burma

Students from Burma tend to highly respect teachers but most have interrupted educations Aqra iktar

Burundi

Students from Burundi tend to be more circular learners Aqra iktar

Cambodia

Students from Cambodia are likely second generation students Aqra iktar

Iċ-Ċina

Chinese students are likely to be respectful and formal with their teachers. Aqra iktar

Il-Kolombja

Colombia has a strong education system. Madankollu, students from Colombia may have fled violence and not have attended school. Aqra iktar

Kuba

Cuban families strongly believe in the value of educaiton Aqra iktar

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Many students from the DRC spent long years in refugee camps Aqra iktar

El Salvador

Students from El Salvador tend to live in multi-generation families Aqra iktar

L-Eritrea

Many Eritreans were resettled to the United States in the early 2000s Aqra iktar

Etjopja

Ethiopian students likely had limited resources in their schools Aqra iktar

Gwatemala

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

Ħaiti

Many students from Haiti came to the United States after the earthquake Aqra iktar

Honduras

Students from Honduras have varying degrees of education and may have experienced violence Aqra iktar

iran

Students from Iran likely attended schools but may not have been encouraged to think critically Aqra iktar

L-Iraq

Iraqi students are probably schooled and may have highly educated parents Aqra iktar

Karen (Burma)

Karen students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Aqra iktar

Karennni

Karenni students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Aqra iktar

Laos

Most students from Laos are second generation immigrants Aqra iktar

Liberia

Liberians have a lot of familiarity and experience with American culture Aqra iktar

Mon (Burma)

Mon students highly respect teachers but many did not have access to formal education Aqra iktar

Nepal

Refugee students from Nepal likely had limited educational opportunities Aqra iktar

Nicaragua

Most Nicaraguan students have families who want to be involved in their education Aqra iktar

Pakistan

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

Il-Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a part of the United States but students have very different opportunities Aqra iktar

Rakhine State (Burma)

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

Rohingya

Students from Rohingya state may have had no formal education opportunities Aqra iktar

Russja (Former Soviet Union)

Students from Russia tend to be indirect communicatiors Aqra iktar

Shan (Burma)

Shan students greatly respect their teachers Aqra iktar

Sierra Leone

Students from Sierra Leone will enjoy cultural classroom activities Aqra iktar

Somalja

May students from Somalia have little or no formal education Aqra iktar

Is-Sudan t'isfel

Students from South Sudan have probably experienced high levels of violence Aqra iktar

Sirja

Syrian students may have interrupted educations but highly educated parents Aqra iktar

Vietnam

Vietnamese students come from a highly authoritarian educational background Aqra iktar

Yugoslavia

Students from former Yugoslavia highly value education and respect their teachers Aqra iktar

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