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Promising Practices: Preparing Children of Immigrants in New York and Sweden

Carola Suárez-Orozco, Margary Martin, Mikael Alexandersson, L. Janelle Dance, and Johannes Lunneblad

in The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760949
eISBN:
9780814724354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines whether schools that are successful with immigrant-origin children employ practices that have the promise of being useful elsewhere. Focusing on two high schools in the United ... More


Different Systems, Similar Results: Youth of Immigrant Origin at School in California and Catalonia

Margaret Gibson, Silvia Carrasco, Jordi Pàmies, Maribel Ponferrada, and Anne Ríos-Rojas

in The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760949
eISBN:
9780814724354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the impact of school structures, policies, and practices on immigrant youth in Spain and the United States. Drawing on field research conducted in six high schools, three in ... More


Moving Stories: Academic Trajectories of Newcomer Immigrant Students

Carola Suárez-Orozco

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter reviews some findings from one of the signature social science studies of children of immigrants in the United States. It argues that immigration to America presents both challenges and ... More


School Discipline, Performance, and Presence of Immigrants in Italian Schools

Paolo Barbieri and Stefani Scherer

in Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows that high student victimization hinders academic performance for Italian students. The negative impact of high victimization is most acute in the performance of immigrant students, ... More


The Education of Immigrant Students in a Globalized World: Policy Debates in Comparative Perspective

Marie McAndrew

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Immigration nearly always generates ambivalence in a society: immigrants are seen as needed for labour, but their presence raises concern about their cultural adaptation and the changes large-scale ... More


The Integration of Immigrant Youth

Maurice Crul

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

While much works remains to be done, the experience with large-scale migration to and within Europe over the last half-century has led to experimentation with policies and practices aimed at ... More


Conferring Disadvantage: Immigration, Schools, and the Family

Carola Suárez-Orozco and Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

in Education, Justice, and Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines the obstacles to the academic performance of immigrant students. It treats the family as the center of immigration; reveals just how dislocating immigration becomes to its form ... More


The Children of Immigrants at School: Conclusions and Recommendations

Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway

in The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760949
eISBN:
9780814724354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main findings regarding the social and academic integration of children of low-status immigrants. It discusses the educational outcomes for native and ... More


Meeting the Needs of Language Minorities

Patricia Gándara

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explores the tremendous consequences of the undereducation of students with a first language other than English. It is not likely, Patricia Gándara explains, that the United Stateswill ... More


Young, Gifted, and West African: Transnational Migrants Growing Up in America

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the success of young West African immigrants and refugees as well as the 1.5 and second generations in the United States. It begins with an overview of the “student-immigrant” ... More


On the Need for Teaching Intercultural SkillsChallenges for Education in a Globalizing World

Rita Süssmuth

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Global demographics are shifting, and in many countries, native populations are decreasing while immigrant populations continue to grow apace. Everyone, native and non-native alike, must learn to ... More


Undocumented Students, College Education, and Life Beyond

Stephen H. Legomsky

in Children Without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015271
eISBN:
9780262295437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015271.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the exclusion of undocumented immigrant children from post-secondary education in the United States. It explores legal barriers, including financial aid ineligibility and ... More


First-Language and -Culture Learning in Light of Globalization: The Case of Muslims in Flanders and in the Brussels Area, Belgium

Eugeen Roosens

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the issue of first language and culture in Flanders, Belgium, and describes the current state of ‘intercultural education’ in Belgium in light of globalization, focusing on the ... More


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