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Teachers as Allies

Transformative Practices for Teaching DREAMers and Undocumented Students

Shelley Wong Elaisa Sánchez Gosnell Anne Marie Foerster Luu Lori Dodson Aviva Chomsky

216 pages
Teachers College Press
Learn how to engage and advocate for undocumented children and youth with this new resource written by and for teachers. Teachers as Allies provides educators with the information and tools they need to involve immigrant students and their American-born siblings and peers in inclusive and transformative classroom experiences. The authors show how immigration policies, ICE enforcement, and societal attitudes affect undocumented students and how teachers and school leaders can recognize these influences on the students’ day-to-day lives and learning. Offering teaching strategies that address the needs of DREAMers and undocumented youth as they move through their K–12 and college education, this timely book offers a broad range of curriculum connections and resources. Book Features: Assists educators who work with students from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Provides teachers with information, analysis, and practical approaches to help undocumented students in their classrooms. Supports school leadership in higher education and provides recommendations for secondary school educators for supporting the transition to college. Outlines practical strategies such as using music, drama, student newspapers, letter writing, and social networks to involve students in current issues relevant to their lives. Can be used as a professional development tool to help schools and districts better meet the needs of undocumented students and their families. List of resources for allies, activists, and advocates of immigrant children and their families can be found at tcpress.com. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to United We Dream (unitedwedream.org).
Author Bio
Dr. Shelley Wong and Dr. Elaisa Sánchez Gosnell (retired), George Mason University; Anne Marie Foerster Luu and Lori Dodson, Maryland pre-K–12 educators and TESOL & NEA members.