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ERIC Number: EJ1045255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Building the Civic Potential of Immigrant Youth
Obenchain, Kathryn M.; Callahan, Rebecca M.
Social Education, v78 n4 p179-182 Sep 2014
Social studies emerged at the core of the American common school in the mid-nineteenth century amid the rise of the urban immigrant receiving center. These two forces together resulted in the heightened importance of schools in transforming immigrant students into American citizens. Today, U.S. schools often serve as a social and educational nexus in the community where immigrant families experience their first socialization into the American mainstream culture. Immigrant adolescents are one of the fastest growing segments of our population, yet only recently have researchers begun to disentangle the role of schools, social studies education specifically, in their civic socialization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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