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Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society

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One child in five in America is the child of immigrants, and their numbers increase each year. Very few will return to the country they barely remember. Who are they, and what America do they know?

Based on an extraordinary interdisciplinary study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America, and Mexico for five years, this book provides a compelling account of the lives, dreams, and frustrations of these youngest immigrants. Richly told portraits of high and low achievers are packed with unexpected ironies. When they arrive, most children are full of optimism and a respect for education. But poor neighborhoods and dull--often dangerous--schools can corrode hopes. The vast majority learn English--but it is the English of video games and the neighborhood, not that of standardized tests.

For some of these children, those heading off to college, America promises to be a land of dreams. These lucky ones have often benefited from caring mentors, supportive teachers, or savvy parents. For others, the first five years are marked by disappointments, frustrations, and disenchantment. How can we explain their varied academic journeys?

The children of immigrants, here to stay, are the future--and how they adapt will determine the nature of America in the twenty-first century.

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One child in five in America is the child of immigrants, and their numbers increase each year. Based on an extraordinary interdisciplinary study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America, and Mexico for five years, this book provides a compelling account of the lives, dreams, academic journeys, and frustrations of these youngest immigrants.

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2007 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize, Harvard University Press

About the Author

Carola Suárez-Orozcois Associate Professor of Applied Psychology and Teaching &Learning and Co-Director of <>Immigration Studies at New York University.Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozcois Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education and Co-Director of <>Immigration Studies at New York University.Irina Todorovais an international health psychology consultant in Boston.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Long View on Immigrant Students

1. Academic Engagement and Performance

2. Networks of Relationships

3. Less-Than-Optimal Schools

4. The Challenge of Learning English

5. Portraits of Declining Achievers

6. Portraits of Low Achievers

7. Portraits of Improvers

8. Portraits of High Achievers

Conclusion: Immigration Policy Dilemmas

Notes

References

Acknowledgments

Index

Tables and Figures

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674045804
Author:
Suarez-orozco, Carola
Publisher:
Belknap Press
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Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M.
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Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Education-Multicultural
Subject:
Social Science-Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children
Subject:
s Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
May 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 line illustrations, 13 tables
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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