Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-4758-2558-9 • Hardback • April 2016 • $74.00 • (£57.00)
978-1-4758-2559-6 • Paperback • April 2016 • $38.00 • (£29.00)
978-1-4758-2560-2 • eBook • April 2016 • $36.00 • (£28.00)
Louise H. Kreuzer is a seasoned Newcomer ELA-E educator who has extensive experience working with trauma-impacted refugees, both domestically and abroad. She has been awarded Rodel Exemplary Student Teacher, ASU (2007), Professional Fulbright to Tanzania (2010), and Mile High Teacher (2011), but her greatest professional accomplishments occur daily in the successes of her third grade Newcomer students in Denver, CO.
Foreword: Margaret Rohan
Unit One: Embracing The Newcomer Learner
Chapter One: Acknowledging the Refugee Experience
Chapter Two: Defining the Newcomer Learner
Chapter Three: Culture Shock & Social Adjustment
Chapter Four: A Family Affair: Fostering Parent Engagement
Chapter Five: Cultural (Mis)Understanding
Unit Two: Into the Classroom
Chapter Six: The Language Piece
Chapter Seven: Into Practice: Application & Implementation
Chapter Eight: Literacy Platforms & ELA-E Best Practices
Chapter Nine: 21st Century Learning & Newcomer Success
Appendix One: English Homonym List
Appendix Two: International Tongue Twisters
Appendix Three: International Proverbs
About the Author
I found this resource offers information and strategies for methodically teaching, supporting and strengthening positive behaviour in the classroom. Hands-on ideas for evolving positive relations, establishing classroom etiquette, setting behavioural expectations, providing explicit instruction in social skills and setting fair consequences are applicable when supporting the newcomer student (and, importantly, his/her family) who may not yet be familiar with classroom expectations.
— International Review of Education
The Newcomer Student deeply honors the talents and skills of refugee children and their families and also the teachers who are key to their success. Each detail of The Newcomer Student, such as chapter epigraphs in the languages of new arrivals, reveals Louise Kreuzer's student focus. I loved this book for its deep research, but also for Louise Kreuzer's heart as an ambassador for students as they find their voices in their new language and culture.
— Terry Farish, author of Either the Beginning or the End of the World and The Good Braider; writing teacher at Manchester (NH) Community College
The Newcomer Student offers an insightful exploration into the incredible challenges of refugee and immigrant students and families. From the process that brings them to our country, coupled with their fears and daily challenges, to instructional specifics on how to help both parent and child integrate as strong contributing members of a new society, Louise Kreuzer’s book inspires your compassion and stimulates new thinking.
This is a must-read, not only for aspiring and practicing educators at all levels, but also for anyone who wishes to enhance their understandings, thoughtful reflection, and ability to meaningfully interface with this population. As a seasoned educator who has worked with many non-English speaking families, I wish that I had had access to such a comprehensive scope of information and insights long ago!
— Judith Husbands Damas, Westminster Colorado School District, Former Director of Learning Services