Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Middle East Studies

Reader 1

Sumita Pahwa

Reader 2

Thomas Kim

Rights Information

© 2019 Grace A Richey


Southern California is home to several of the country’s largest resettled refugee communities. However, given the immensity and diversity of the existing immigrant population, the needs of children with refugee backgrounds have the potential to be overlooked within the public school system. Their needs extend beyond those of other English learns given possible experiences of trauma, limited or interrupted schooling, and poverty. This project examines how select school districts have adapted their practices to serve these students.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.