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April 16, 2007

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2007.63: Call for Papers: 2007 Refugee and Immigrant Conference

The 2007 Refugee and Immigrant Conference will be held in Chicago on October 22-23, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza. This conference brings together PreK-12 educators, government agencies, refugee social service agencies and universities from Illinois and across the country.

A Call for Workshops Sessions has been issued which includes the following educational issues:

  • providing early intervention in serving refugee children in Pre-K programs;
  • educating teenage refugee students without any prior school experience or with broken schooling;
  • developing dialogues among teachers of refugee students;
  • best practices for integrating refugee children and their families into the American school system;and
  • encouraging high school refugee student participation in career exploration and post-secondary education.

The deadline for submission of a workshop presentation is June 15, 2007. For more information on the call for workshop sessions, please contact Lynn Osheff, Adult Learning Resource Center, 2626 S. Clearbrook Drive, Arlington Heights, ILL 60005, email . A copy of the call for workshop sessions is also available at

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