refugee student cultural background profiles

Learn about your students and their cultural backgrounds

Kultúrno informovaní, 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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Afganistan

Students from Afghanistan are very focused on their families Prečítajte si viac

Algeria

Algerian students will have parents who want to support their education. Prečítajte si viac

Bhután (Nepali Origin)

Refugee students from Bhutan may have gone to school in Nepal Prečítajte si viac

Barma

Students from Burma tend to highly respect teachers but most have interrupted educations Prečítajte si viac

Burundi

Students from Burundi tend to be more circular learners Prečítajte si viac

Kambodža

Students from Cambodia are likely second generation students Prečítajte si viac

Čína

Chinese students are likely to be respectful and formal with their teachers. Prečítajte si viac

Kolumbia

Colombia has a strong education system. Avšak, students from Colombia may have fled violence and not have attended school. Prečítajte si viac

Kuba

Cuban families strongly believe in the value of educaiton Prečítajte si viac

Demokratická republika Kongo

Many students from the DRC spent long years in refugee camps Prečítajte si viac

Salvádor

Students from El Salvador tend to live in multi-generation families Prečítajte si viac

Eritrea

Many Eritreans were resettled to the United States in the early 2000s Prečítajte si viac

Etiópia

Ethiopian students likely had limited resources in their schools Prečítajte si viac

Guatemala

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

Haiti

Many students from Haiti came to the United States after the earthquake Prečítajte si viac

Honduras

Students from Honduras have varying degrees of education and may have experienced violence Prečítajte si viac

Irán

Students from Iran likely attended schools but may not have been encouraged to think critically Prečítajte si viac

Irak

Iraqi students are likely literate and may have highly educated parents Prečítajte si viac

Karen (Barma)

Karen students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Prečítajte si viac

Karennni

Karenni students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Prečítajte si viac

Laos

Most students from Laos are second generation immigrants Prečítajte si viac

Libéria

Liberians have a lot of familiarity and experience with American culture Prečítajte si viac

Mon (Barma)

Mon students highly respect teachers. Many did not have access to formal education Prečítajte si viac

Nepál

Refugee students from Nepal likely had limited educational opportunities Prečítajte si viac

Nicaragua

Most Nicaraguan students have families who want to be involved in their education. Prečítajte si viac

Pakistan

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

Portoriko

Puerto Rico is a part of the United States but students have very different opportunities Prečítajte si viac

Rakhine State (Barma)

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

Rohingyjská

Students from Rohingya state most likely have zero formal education Prečítajte si viac

Rusko (Bývalého Sovietskeho zväzu)

Students from Russia tend to be indirect communications Prečítajte si viac

Shan (Barma)

Shan students highly respect their teachers Prečítajte si viac

Sierra Leone

Students from Sierra Leone will respond well to music Prečítajte si viac

Južný Sudán

Students from South Sudan have likely experienced high levels of violence Prečítajte si viac

Sýria

Syria students may have interrupted educations but highly educated parents Prečítajte si viac

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