Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century: What Educators Need to Know / Edition 2

Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century: What Educators Need to Know / Edition 2

by Xue Lan Rong, Judith Preissle
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Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century: What Educators Need to Know / Edition 2

"A comprehensive and important examination of the education of immigrant students in the U.S. Rong and Preissle's focus on cultural and linguistic transformation across four generations is truly unique."
—Stacey J. Lee, Professor of Educational Policy Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"The book provides practical recommendations for teachers and administrators on how to make informed decisions about programs and practices, especially in the area of assessment and other accountability measures."
—Marisa Castellano, Visiting Associate Professor
University of Louisville

Clear guidelines for making informed instructional decisions for immigrant students.

Between 1990 and 2005, the number of immigrants and their children in the United States reached more than 70 million, or more than 20% of the nation's population. Today, educators face significant shifts in the educational landscape. This revised sourcebook supplies educational policy makers and administrators with the information they need to address new challenges in providing children of diverse backgrounds with a quality education.

This new edition of Educating Immigrant Children gives educators contemporary perspectives on immigration by clarifying the current demographic data and its significance for schools. The authors present updated information on the unique needs of immigrant students, including children from the Middle East and students of white non-Hispanic backgrounds, and help educators explore evidence-based practices and policies for adapting and improving the learning environment. The second editionexamines:

  • Factors that influence linguistic transition and educational achievement
  • Strategies for working with immigrant families
  • Equitable assessment approaches and accountability measures
  • Data-based management methods for informed decision making

Wide-ranging and illuminating, this book should be on the shelf of every educator and anyone who plays an active role in the education of immigrant children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412940955
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/26/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

About the Authors vii

Introduction ix

1 Immigration and U.S. Schools 1

2 Immigrant Children, Their Families, and Their Environments 19

3 Learning English and Maintaining Heritage Languages 57

4 Educational Attainment 97

5 Immigrant Children From Asia 125

6 Black Immigrant Children From the Caribbean and Africa 167

7 Immigrant Children From Latin America 209

8 Immigrant Children From the Middle East 263

Sources of Information 293

References 296

Index 320

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