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Cultural orientation for refugees

Series or Serial: CAL Digest, March 2006

Publisher: Center for Applied Linguistics

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: March 2006

Distributor: Center for Applied Linguistics, The Cultural Orientation Resource Center

Source Address: 4646 40th Street, NW

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20016

Phone: (202) 362-0700

Material Type: Article

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 2 p.

Subjects: Culture; Cultural Awareness; History; Language

Preparing refugees for life in the United States requires effort by both overseas and U.S. cultural orientation [CO] trainers and staff. "The CO continuum is especially effective when both overseas and domestic orientation help refugees establish realistic expectations, gather knowledge, and develop relevant skills and attitudes." A bibliography of resources is included.

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