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ERIC Number: EJ886287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 110
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
The Education of Children in Im/Migrant Families
Arzubiaga, Angela E.; Nogueron, Silvia C.; Sullivan, Amanda L.
Review of Research in Education, v33 n1 p246-271 2009
The numbers of im/migrant children in schools have increased throughout the world. The principal receiving areas are North America, Western Europe, the Persian Gulf, Asia and the Pacific, and the Southern Cone of South America. In the United States, one out of every four children younger than the age of 8 lives in a family where at least one parent is an immigrant. This chapter examines research on the education of children in immigrant families, focusing on the ways the children and the families have been constructed in public arenas and conceptualized and classified in research discussions. Throughout the chapter, the authors use the term "im/migrant" to denote those who have been labeled "immigrant," "migrant," and "refugee," including the undocumented. This chapter is divided into five sections. The authors first present some of the pressing issues that inform and shape the discussion on immigration, children, and families. Next, they review the research literature by focusing on the construction of the im/migrant family and child. They then challenge images in research and popular discourses on children of im/migrant families and education. In the fourth section, they examine issues facing children of im/migrant families within expanding contexts, including issues raised across disciplines. They close the chapter with final considerations. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Europe; North America; South America; United States