ERIC Number: ED416276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Educating Immigrant Students. What We Need To Know To Meet the Challenges.
Rong, Xue Lan; Preissle, Judith
The shortcomings and assets of existing knowledge about educating immigrant students and their implications for serving immigrant populations traditionally underserved in U.S. public schools are addressed. How immigration interacts with race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, social class, and residential location is explored through current information on immigrants, the conceptualization of racial and ethnic socialization for immigrant children, and studying the educational experiences of immigrants. The first four chapters are an overview of factors and issues in immigration in the United States. They summarize the most current information on the socioeconomic, demographic, linguistic, and educational characteristics of U.S. immigrant children. The next two chapters examine the racial and ethnic identity reconstruction of immigrant minority children and its implications for their schooling. The following three chapters describe the different groups of people dominating current immigration, discussing groups by areas of geographic origin. Chapter 10 provides a brief review and summary to make recommendations and consider implications for policy and practice. The chapters are titled: (1) "Immigration and Schooling in the United States"; (2) "Families and Communities"; (3) "Overcoming Language Barriers"; (4) "Educational Attainment"; (5) "Learning New Cultures"; (6) "Learning in School"; (7) "Hispanic Children"; (8) "Asian Children"; (9) "Caribbean and African Black Children"; and (10) "The Future for Immigrant Students." (Contains 11 tables, 15 figures, and 200 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Immigration, Language Minorities, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Public Schools, Racial Differences, Socialization, Urban Youth
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