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ERIC Number: EJ1082578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8458
Being the Only One: Integration Experiences of Underrepresented Newcomer Students
Oikonomidoy, Eleni
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, v14 n5 p319-335 2015
Diverse groups of newcomer immigrant students enter high schools in the United States each year. When their numbers are small, their unique journeys to integration in school and in the receiving country remain often invisible. Focusing on six newcomer-underrepresented students, this paper examines elements of their complex pathways to social integration in one urban high school. Attention is provided to the barriers that they face and the ways in which they counteract those. The distinctive characteristics of their engagement in cross-cultural encounters are examined in relation to intercultural capital formations. In the discussion, suggestions are offered for the creation of responsive practices in schools that serve underrepresented newcomer students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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