Supporting English language acquisition: opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families: a briefing paper


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Author: Martinez, Tia Elena; Wang, Ted; Petsod, Daranee

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Annie E. Casey Foundation (U.S.); Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (U.S.) (GCIR)


This briefing paper provides an overview of the characteristics of the limited English proficiency (LEP) immigrant population in the USA, the impact of these limited skills and effective strategies that have been used to improve the earnings of LEP workers through English and vocational training. It highlights effective language acquisition programs and strategies that result in improved social, educational and economic well-being for immigrant families. Five models from California, Illinois and Texas are used to illustrate best practices in this field of education. The contents are as...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Literacy; Income; Employment; Language; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Policy; Migration; Economics; Culture and society

Keywords: Employability; Family; Skill development; Social policy; Migrants; Economic development; Social development

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Baltimore, Maryland: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2005

Physical description: 44 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Researched and written by Tia Elena Martinez with Ted Wang; edited by Daranee Petsod and Ted Wang

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 90.57

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