ERIC Number: ED535396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Immigration, Diversity, and Education
Grigorenko, Elena L., Ed.; Takanishi, Ruby, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
This edited volume presents an overview of research and policy issues pertaining to children from birth to 10 who are first- and second-generation immigrants to the U.S., as well as native-born children of immigrants. The contributors offer interdisciplinary perspectives on recent developments and research findings on children of immigrants. By accessibly presenting research findings and policy considerations in the field, this collection lays the foundation for changes in child and youth policies associated with the shifting ethnic, cultural, and linguistic profile of the U.S. population. This book begins with a preface by Elena L. Grigorenko and an introduction by Ruby Takanishi. It contains the following: (1) Children of Immigrants and the Future of America (Donald J. Hernandez, Nancy A. Denton, and Suzanne E. Macartney); (2) Differences in Social Transfer Support and Poverty for Immigrant Families with Children: Lessons from the LIS (Timothy Smeeding, Coady Wing, and Karen Robson); (3) Disentangling Nativity Status, Race/Ethnicity, and Country of Origin in Predicting the School Readiness of Young Immigrant Children (Jessica Johnson De Feyter and Adam Winsler); (4) Preparing the Way: Early Head Start and the Socio-Emotional Health of Latino Infants and Toddlers (Krista M. Perreira, Linda Beeber, Todd Schwartz, Diane Holditch-Davis, India Ornelas and Lauren Maxwell); (5) Latinos and Early Education: Immigrant Generational Differences and Family Involvement (Eugene E. Garcia, Kent Scribner, and Delis Cuellar); (6) Diversity in Academic Achievement: Children of Immigrants in US Schools (Jennifer E. Glick and Littisha Bates); (7) Latino/a Immigrant Parents' Voices in Mathematics Education (Marta Civil and Nuria Planas); (8) Cultural Incongruence Between Teachers and Families: Implications for Immigrant Students (Selcuk R. Sirin and Patrice Ryce); (9) Special Educational Needs of Children in Immigrant Families (Dylan Conger and Elena L. Grigorenko); (10) Two Generations of Educational Progress in Latin American Immigrant Families in the U.S: A Conceptual Framework for a New Policy Context (Ariel Kalil and Robert Crosnoe); (11) Does It Begin At School Or Home? Institutional Origins Of Overweight Among Young Children In Immigrant Families (Jennifer Van Hook, Elizabeth Baker and Claire Altman); (12) Parenting of Young Immigrant Chinese Children: Challenges Facing their Social Emotional and Intellectual Development (Charissa S. L. Cheah and Jin Li); (13) More than the A-B-C's and 1-2-3's: The importance of family cultural socialization and ethnic identity development for children of immigrants' early school success (Amy Kerivan Marks, Flannery Patton and Cynthia Garcia Coll); (14) Emergent Literacy in Immigrant Children: Home and School Environment Interface (Iliana Reyes and Yuuko Uchikoshi); and (15) Development of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity in Children in the context of Immigration (Oscar Barbarin, Micaela Mercado and Dari Jigjidsuren). "Commenting On What We Know and What We Need to Learn," by Elena L. Grigorenko concludes this book.
Descriptors: Immigrants, School Readiness, Mental Health, Mathematics Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Involvement, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Ethnicity, Young Children, Preadolescents, Immigration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Poverty, Generational Differences, Early Childhood Education, Academic Achievement, Student Needs, Educational Policy, Context Effect, Obesity, Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, Child Development, Social Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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