During the late 20th and early 21st centuries, large-scale movements of refugees into the United States and other countries made the reception and accommodation of refugees an important part of public life in many locations. The arrival of refugees from Southeast Asia in particular made the schooling of refugee children a concern for public schools. By the early 21st century, refugees to North America were arriving from war-torn areas such as Somalia and Iraq. In contrast to children from other immigrant groups, the children of refugees typically live in families that have limited familiarity with the new country and often have traumatic histories. Because the children of refugees live in families that are often in marginal situations in the United States and often have ...

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