Immigrant Students Essay

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Year to year many people immigrate to the United States of America for various reasons. Each immigrant that comes to the USA has different motives, passion, and wants. Over time the struggles immigrants have to face once they get here has increased and teachers and school need to keep up with the changes so they are able to help the students of these families. Most of the issues immigrant students face that would be helpful if teachers knew are the difficulty of growing up with a parent that have a high school or lower education lever acquired outside of the USA, cultural barriers, and the difficulty of helping out in the family. If teachers knew the struggles immigrant students face they are more likely to sympathize and try to help the student …show more content…
It would be very beneficial to an immigrant student if teachers knew the struggle they face in classrooms and outside classrooms such as most immigrant students have uneducated parents that can’t help them with their homework and don’t understand the difficulty of the subjects they are learning. An article on the Global Citizen website by Christian Nuñez states, “…Parents may not have the education or language skills to assist their children, and they may not be able to communicate with faculty to address the problem” (Nuñez). This shows that unlike most of the students in the classroom immigrant students when they go home they don’t have parents who are educated enough to help them with their homework or help them study, these students are left on their own to figure things out until the next time they can get help from the teacher. Because of these reasons immigrant students are struggling to keep up in class. In the united states immigrant students “are often placed by their age rather than by their ability, and for those who are unable to speak English, it’s virtually impossible to keep up” (Nuñez). Not only do they have to go through the difficulty of having parent that can’t help them with school work but most of the times they are placed in higher classrooms because of their age and here they are again trying harder than the usual student trying to be successful in classrooms. With all the …show more content…
Many immigrant students have parents who are very strict and most have been raised in a religious or traditional house hold generation after generation and because of this most of these students struggle to find a balance in trying to fit in and keep their family values as well. In most culture men are superior to women and is exemplified in the house these students grow up seeing this and when it comes to classrooms young girls are most of the time afraid to voice their opinion or raise their hand to answer or ask question because this is how it is in the house. These students get bullied for always being afraid or because of the traditional or religious way they have to dress. In the article Blot Out by Colleen Kinder it states, “Outside is the sphere of Egyptian men. Men run markets, crowd alleys, fill every subways car but the very middle one, marked by a huddle of headscarves” and women have to at all times dress in “Niqab a headdress that covers not just the hair, but the face, ears and neck” or “Burka” which is exactly like the Niqab but the Burka doesn’t show the eyes (kinder). This shows that in most cultures that students are raised in the ladies don’t have much of freedom or choice and students who grow up in these house hold have a hard time not getting bullied at school. Teachers need to be educated about the different

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