Sladkova, Viladrich, and Freudenberg refer to “social inclusion” as the process through which the newly arrived find their voice in an already complex, cacophonous society. They describe an approach to social inclusion for adult immigrants that melds learning English at the same time as learning to negotiate our often-Byzantine health care system. They highlight programs that work and a new perspective on how to maximize the effectiveness of limited adult education opportunities.
Sladkova, J., Viladrich, A., & Freudenberg, N. (2006). Public Schools, and Health Care: A Strategy to Promote Social Inclusion. Occasional Paper Series, 2006 (17). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2006/iss17/2