refugee student cultural background profiles

Learn about your students and their cultural backgrounds

By being culturally informed, you’ll be better equipped for teaching diverse students in your multicultural classroom. Read and download our profiles. You can download all of the profiles as one PDF at the bottom of this page. The profiles are short so you can quickly learn key information to help you ensure your students succeed.

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Afghanistan

Students from Afghanistan are very focused on their families 더 읽기

Algeria

Algerian students will have parents who want to support their education. 더 읽기

Bhutan (Nepali Origin)

Refugee students from Bhutan may have gone to school in Nepal 더 읽기

버마

Students from Burma tend to highly respect teachers but most have interrupted educations 더 읽기

Burundi

Students from Burundi tend to be more circular learners 더 읽기

Cambodia

Students from Cambodia are likely second generation students 더 읽기

중국

Chinese students are likely to be respectful and formal with their teachers. 더 읽기

콜롬비아

Colombia has a strong education system. 그러나, students from Colombia may have fled violence and not have attended school. 더 읽기

Cuba

Cuban families strongly believe in the value of educaiton 더 읽기

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Many students from the DRC spent long years in refugee camps 더 읽기

엘살바도르

Students from El Salvador tend to live in multi-generation families 더 읽기

에리트레아

Many Eritreans were resettled to the United States in the early 2000s 더 읽기

에티오피아

Ethiopian students likely had limited resources in their schools 더 읽기

Guatemala

Many Guatemalan families in the United States are from the Mayan culture and may not speak Spanish. 더 읽기

아이티

Many students from Haiti came to the United States after the earthquake 더 읽기

Honduras

Students from Honduras have varying degrees of education and may have experienced violence 더 읽기

이란

Students from Iran likely attended schools but may not have been encouraged to think critically 더 읽기

이라크

Iraqi students are likely literate and may have highly educated parents 더 읽기

카 렌 (버마)

Karen students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education 더 읽기

Karennni

Karenni students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education 더 읽기

Laos

Most students from Laos are second generation immigrants 더 읽기

Liberia

Liberians have a lot of familiarity and experience with American culture 더 읽기

Mon (버마)

Mon students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education 더 읽기

Nepal

Refugee students from Nepal likely had limited educational opportunities 더 읽기

Nicaragua

Most Nicaraguan students have families who want to be involved in their education. 더 읽기

파키스탄

Girls are less likely to have attended school. Parents will need to be invited to attend school events 더 읽기

푸에르토리코

Puerto Rico is a part of the United States but students have very different opportunities 더 읽기

Rakhine State (버마)

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

Rohingya

Students from Rohingya state most likely have zero formal education 더 읽기

Russia (Former Soviet Union)

Students from Russia tend to be indirect communications 더 읽기

Shan (버마)

Shan students highly respect their teachers 더 읽기

Sierra Leone

Students from Sierra Leone will respond well to music 더 읽기

South Sudan

Students from South Sudan have likely experienced high levels of violence 더 읽기

시리아

Syria students may have interrupted educations but highly educated parents 더 읽기

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