For over 30 years, Somalis have fled dire situations in Somalia in search for a better life in the United States and other countries of asylum. As Somali students enroll in schools in the United States, they must learn the new culture as well as the English language. Many of these students are grade levels behind in the English language. This capstone project uses a synthesis from a literature review and the creation of a website in order to answer the question: What are the most successful pedagogies to use with newcomer Somali high school English Language Learners to bring them to grade-level English reading proficiency as quickly as possible? The answer to this question is to employ a combination of culturally relevant pedagogy and a literacy program in order to teach newcomer Somali high school English language learners English and bring them to grade-level proficiency.
Orfield, Catherine, "Culturally Relevant Pedagogies and Literacy Programs For Newcomer Somali High School English Language Learners" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 680.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects