Project Description:

This collaboration aims to generate mutually beneficial relationships among Bucknell students and faculty and surrounding communities that are particularly impacted by immigration. In collaboration with Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit and Bucknell Elementary School, our students will meet and collaborate with youth from multicultural communities. This initiative will afford our students the opportunity to learn “beyond the classroom” and see multiculturalism and the impact of immigration in schools and communities, as well as learn to develop rapport with young learners from different social/racial/language and ethnic backgrounds while supporting them in their learning.

Project Participants:

Ramona Fruja, Education

Sue Ellen Henry, Education

Juli Corrigan, Director of Outreach and Community Education, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU);

Sue Stetler, Program Manager of Migrant Education and ESL Services, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU);

Bucknell Elementary School, Fairfax, VA; (Tim Slayter, principal)

Students in EDUC327/627, Immigrant Youth in the U.S.

Students in EDUC 318, Multiculturalism and Education