refugee student cultural background profiles

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Students from Afghanistan are very focused on their families ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်

Bhutan (Nepali Origin)

Refugee students from Bhutan may have gone to school in Nepal ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


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


Students from Burundi tend to be more circular learners ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


Students from Cambodia are likely second generation students ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


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


Colombia has a strong education system. သို့သော်, students from Colombia may have fled violence and not have attended school. ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


Cuban families strongly believe in the value of educaiton ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


Many students from the DRC spent long years in refugee camps ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


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


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


Ethiopian students likely had limited resources in their schools ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


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


Many students from Haiti came to the United States after the earthquake ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


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


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


Iraqi students are likely literate and may have highly educated parents ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်

ကရင် (မြန်မာပြည်)

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


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


Most students from Laos are second generation immigrants ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


Liberians have a lot of familiarity and experience with American culture ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်

မွန် (မြန်မာပြည်)

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


Refugee students from Nepal likely had limited educational opportunities ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


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


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

Puerto Rico

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

Rakhine State (မြန်မာပြည်)

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


Students from Rohingya state most likely have zero formal education ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်

Russia (Former Soviet Union)

Students from Russia tend to be indirect communications ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်

ရှမ်း (မြန်မာပြည်)

Shan students highly respect their teachers ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်

Sierra Leone

Students from Sierra Leone will respond well to music ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


Students from South Sudan have likely experienced high levels of violence ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်


Syria students may have interrupted educations but highly educated parents ဆက်ဖတ်ရန်

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