Helping Young Refugees and Immigrants Succeed Public Policy, Aid, and Education

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-09-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This volume focuses on one of the most topical issues of the day: the challenges that young refugees and immigrants face in this country, and the factors that facilitate their integration and help them succeed.

Author Biography

Gerhard Sonnert is Sociologist of Science and Research Associate in the Department of Physics at Harvard University. Gerald Holton is Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics and Research Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Setting the Stage: The Historical Framework
Questions of Success: Lessons from the Last Great Immigrationp. 9
Conceptual Frameworks for Obstacles to Immigrant Advancement: Perceiving Immigrants in the Context of Societal Changep. 23
Looking into the Past: Some Lessons from the "Second Wave"
Successful Young Refugees from Central Europe-Potential Lessons for Todayp. 37
The Second Wave and the American-Jewish Communityp. 51
Helping Young Immigrants/Refugees Become Entrepreneursp. 61
Recent and Current Waves of Young Immigrants and Refugees
After the Cold War: Comparing Soviet Jewish and Vietnamese Youth in the 1980s to Today's Young Refugeesp. 75
Second Generation Advantages: Recasting the Debatep. 89
The Changing Role of Race and Ethnicity in the Incorporation of Refugees, Immigrants, and their Childrenp. 101
Young, Gifted, and West African: Transnational Migrants Growing Up in Americap. 113
Mexican Immigrant Legalization and Naturalization and Children's Economic Well-Beingp. 129
Educating Immigrants
Schooling Pathways of Newcomer Immigrant Youthp. 151
The Importance of Raising Mexican American High School Graduation Ratesp. 167
Increasing Concrete Knowledge and Community Capacity: How CUNY and other Institutions Can Help Reshape Mexican Educational Futures in New Yorkp. 177
Institutions Providing Aid to Young Immigrants and Refugees
Tapping the Potential of Refugee Youth
Reasons for Living and Hoping: Strangers No Longerp. 209
Protection of Refugee and Migrant Children: The Role of Nonprofitsp. 225
A Framework for the Care of Unaccompanied Childrenp. 237
Looking into the Future
Home Country Farewell: The Withering of Immigrants' "Transnational" Tiesp. 253
Is There a Looming Period of Liminality for Race and Ethnicity in the United States?p. 267
Referencesp. 279
Contributorsp. 303
Indexp. 311
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