Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-01
  • Publisher: Belknap Pr

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One child in five in America is the child of immigrants, and their numbers increase each year. Very few will return to the country they barely remember. Who are they, and what America do they know? Book jacket.

Author Biography

Carola Surez-Orozco is Associate Professor of Applied Psychology and Teaching and Learning and Co-Director of Immigration Studies at New York University. Marcelo M. Surez-Orozco is Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education and Co-Director of Immigration Studies at New York University. Irina Todorova is an international health psychology consultant in Boston.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Long View on Immigrant Studentsp. 1
Academic Engagement and Performancep. 30
Networks of Relationshipsp. 55
Less-Than-Optimal Schoolsp. 88
The Challenge of Learning Englishp. 146
Portraits of Declining Achieversp. 167
Portraits of Low Achieversp. 228
Portraits of Improversp. 261
Portraits of High Achieversp. 296
Conclusion: Immigration Policy Dilemmasp. 359
Notesp. 379
Referencesp. 394
Acknowledgmentsp. 414
Indexp. 419
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