Jonathan G. Silin introduces the 17th issue of Occasional Papers with the concept of "strangers" - people of all ages who perceive themselves or have been perceived by others as outsiders. The ability to welcome the stranger - or groups of strangers - into the classroom is essential to building a productive, caring community of learners. This philosophy sets the tone for the following essays that illustrate the importance of creating a healthy learning environment for immigrants.
Silin, J. (2006). Introduction: Welcoming the Stranger. Occasional Paper Series, 2006 (17). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2006/iss17/1
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