The Resource A Family of Many Nations

A Family of Many Nations

Label
A Family of Many Nations
Title
A Family of Many Nations
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a hopeful story of the changing face of education in America. At White Center Heights Elementary School, located just south of Seattle, Washington, the students speak twenty-seven different languages and come from fifty different countries. Eighty percent of the students speak no English at home and ninety percent qualify for free or reduced lunch. As schools grow more diverse across the country, White Center Heights appears more as a window into the future of education rather than an anomaly. In fact, what is more unique is the positive approach to the daily cultural challenges. Here, differences are embraced and conflicts resolved. In addition to tackling issues such as poverty, and language barriers, school staff are faced with many young children who have already experienced the trauma of war and loss. From countries such as Somalia, Iraq, Eritrea, Laos, Vietnam, and El Salvador, the student population is a reflection of the rise in immigration of refugee families from war-torn areas. Filmed with no outside narration, A Family Of Many Nations presents children, teachers, parents, local residents, and education experts talking openly about the school and home experience of students at White Center Heights. Emerging as the instrumental force behind the school's dynamic atmosphere is the principal, Greta Salmi; she demonstrates how to lead our students with empathy and intelligence in a complex new world. The microcosm of White Center Heights serves as an inspiration and an example for the kinds of opportunities which exist for developing successful, diverse communities in the 21st Century
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
representational
Label
A Family of Many Nations
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1109417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming video file, approximately 43 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1109417
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b31847468
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • kanopy109418
  • (OCoLC)900889372
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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