Transformations: Migration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation among Latino Adolescents

Transformations: Migration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation among Latino Adolescents

by Carola Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804725500

ISBN-13: 9780804725507

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Stanford University Press

“While Transformations focuses on Mexicans in California, the authors place their study in a much wider context—the global context. This perspective is on of the book’s most insightful features. . . . The information presented provokes educators, researchers and policymakers to take a hard look at how we are educating immigrant

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“While Transformations focuses on Mexicans in California, the authors place their study in a much wider context—the global context. This perspective is on of the book’s most insightful features. . . . The information presented provokes educators, researchers and policymakers to take a hard look at how we are educating immigrant children.”—Harvard Educational Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804725507
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Civilization's New Discontent: Immigrants and Refugees in a Post-Utopian Moment11
2Uncertain Journeys: Latinos in the United States47
3Between Paradoxes82
4Family and Peers111
5Achievement Motivation and Attitudes Toward School154
6Anxious Neighbors184
Epilogue: The Need for Strangers: Proposition 187 and the Immigration Malaise191
Appendix: Statistical Tables203
Notes213
Bibliography237
Index259

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