Moving Toward a Framework for Opportunity
Our Re-imagining Migration Educational Framework is designed to prepare educators and institutions to respond to the demands of changing demographics associated with human migration flows in the US and beyond. The Re-imagining Framework does not tell teachers what to do nor what exactly they should teach on a day by day basis. Rather, it seeks to shed light on some of the most transformative questions educators may ask as they interrogate and recast their practice to serve a growing number of immigrant-origin students and their peers. Five fundamental questions at the core of our educational vision:
- Who is the child?
- What matters most to learn in a world on the move?
- How can we best engage with the topic of migration across the curriculum?
- How can we create powerful learning environments for all?
- And how can prepare our educators best?
For educators working in schools, museums, libraries and communities interested in preparing immigrant-origin students, their families and peers to participate fully in contemporary societies this framework stands as an invitation to re-frame migration not merely as a pressing challenge but mostly as an opportunity to re-imagine a new approach to education—one destined to benefit all.
Note: Our framework was developed by Veronica Boix Mansilla in collaboration with Carola Suárez-Orozco and Adam Strom.