The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?

The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?

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by Cynthia T. García Coll, Amy Kerivan Marks
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433810530

ISBN-13: 9781433810534

Pub. Date: 10/15/2011

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Many academic and public policies promote rapid immigrant assimilation. Yet, researchers have recently identified an emerging pattern, known as the "immigrant paradox," in which assimilated children of immigrants experience diminishing developmental outcomes and educational achievements. This volume examines these controversial findings by asking how and why highly

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Many academic and public policies promote rapid immigrant assimilation. Yet, researchers have recently identified an emerging pattern, known as the "immigrant paradox," in which assimilated children of immigrants experience diminishing developmental outcomes and educational achievements. This volume examines these controversial findings by asking how and why highly acculturated youth may fare worse academically and developmentally than their less assimilated peers, and under what circumstances this pattern is disrupted. This timely compilation of original research is aimed at understanding how acculturation affects immigrant child and adolescent development. Chapters explore the question "Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?" through a variety of lenses — psychological, sociological, educational, and economic. Contributors compare differential health, behavioral, and educational outcomes for foreign- and native-born children of immigrants across generations. While economic and social disparities continue to present challenges impeding child and adolescent development, particularly for U.S.-born children of immigrants, findings in this book point to numerous benefits of biculturalism and bilingualism to preserve immigrants' strengths.

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ISBN-13:
9781433810534
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
10/15/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DeeMA More than 1 year ago
This is a well organized and readable source of information that applies to every American. Being on what they call level 3, I did not start this with my own family in mind but it has shed some new light on my parents and grandparents for me. On a broader scale, this is required reading for everyone involved in education, government policy, parenting, medicine, law, social service and anything else where effective public service is a goal. Full of facts that clarify the society around us.