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Students today have a lot on their plates. Besides a full schedule of classes, many students also have duties at home, part-time jobs, and a variety of extra-curricular activities. Immigrant students have the added responsibilities of balancing learning about a new country and culture and keeping parts of their native culture alive. They may also be learning a new language and/or translating for their parents. Simultaneously, they are often trying to figure out how they fit in this new place and in their new school. Culturally Responsive Teaching, where value is placed on the student’s culture, language, and experiences, and incorporated into their education is one way to help them adjust and fit in. Helping them to develop and share their personal stories, and listen to other people’s stories, is another way to help them adjust.
Caduff, Chris, "School's Impact on Immigrant Students' Self-Identity" (2018). Counselor Education Capstones. 86.
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