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Now in the midst of the largest wave of immigration in history, America, mythical land of immigrants, is once again contemplating a future in which new arrivals will play a crucial role in reworking the fabric of the nation. At the center of this prospect are the children of immigrants, who make up one-fifth of America's youth. This book, written by the codirectors of the largest ongoing longitudinal study of immigrant children and their families, offers a clear, broad, interdisciplinary view of who these ...
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CHILDREN OF IMMIGRATION

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Overview

Now in the midst of the largest wave of immigration in history, America, mythical land of immigrants, is once again contemplating a future in which new arrivals will play a crucial role in reworking the fabric of the nation. At the center of this prospect are the children of immigrants, who make up one-fifth of America's youth. This book, written by the codirectors of the largest ongoing longitudinal study of immigrant children and their families, offers a clear, broad, interdisciplinary view of who these children are and what their future might hold.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Carola and Marcelo Su rez-Orozco (Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents), codirectors of the Harvard Immigration Project, have spent two decades researching and studying immigration. The result of their work and experiences, this book addresses how immigrant children fare in America. One fifth of all school-age children in America are children of immigrants (in New York City, the rate is 48 percent), and they speak over 100 languages. What thought has American society given to the special needs of these students? Have we done anything to accommodate them? What have they experienced? The answers to these and many other questions are woven together with moving accounts of immigrant children. It is impossible to read this book without being moved. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries. Sandra Isaacson, OAL/US Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Journal of International Migration and Integration

This book contributes significantly to this debate not only for the U.S., but also for other receiving countries that have higher percentages of immigrants and less friction…The authors…review some issues in bilingual education in areas of backlash, such as California, and calmly promote the advantages of first-language retention and development until proficiency, accompanied or followed by sufficient English instruction to ensure full competence in both languages…In their interdisciplinary focus and wide knowledge of related fields, the authors are able to give a good account of the facilitating and hindering factors for immigrants from both individual and social perspectives…The book is written in an accessible style; rather friendly to higher-level undergraduates and well informed persons in general…The book is outstanding and will surely contribute to sane and possibly fruitful discussion of the issues both among Americans and those in similar countries that depend on relatively high rates of immigration.
— Judith K. Bernhard

Journal of International Migration and Integration - Judith K. Bernhard
This book contributes significantly to this debate not only for the U.S., but also for other receiving countries that have higher percentages of immigrants and less friction…The authors…review some issues in bilingual education in areas of backlash, such as California, and calmly promote the advantages of first-language retention and development until proficiency, accompanied or followed by sufficient English instruction to ensure full competence in both languages…In their interdisciplinary focus and wide knowledge of related fields, the authors are able to give a good account of the facilitating and hindering factors for immigrants from both individual and social perspectives…The book is written in an accessible style; rather friendly to higher-level undergraduates and well informed persons in general…The book is outstanding and will surely contribute to sane and possibly fruitful discussion of the issues both among Americans and those in similar countries that depend on relatively high rates of immigration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674044128
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Series: Developing Child
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,107,150
  • File size: 416 KB

Meet the Author

Carola Suárez-Orozco is Professor of Human Development and Psychology and Co-Director of the Institute for Immigrant Children, Youth, and Families at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Distinguished Professor of Education, and Co-Director of the Institute for Immigrant Children, Youth, and Families at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
1 The Varieties of Immigrant Experience 16
2 Rethinking Immigration 36
3 The Psychosocial Experience of Immigration 66
4 Remaking Identities 87
5 The Children of Immigration in School 124
Epilogue 154
Notes 163
References 185
Index 203
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