Education and immigration
- Grace Kao, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Kimberly Goyette.
- Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2013.
- Physical description
- v, 225 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Immigration & society.
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LC3746 .K36 2013||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-209) and index.
- 1 Education and the American Dream 1 2 Becoming American (or Not): Paths to Assimilation 25 3 Historical Overview of Immigration 51 4 Educational Attainment and Socioeconomic Status of Immigrant Adults 76 5 Educational Achievement and Outcomes of Children in Immigrant Families 106 6 Language and Educational Success 140 7 Conclusion 170 References 189 Index 210.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745648323 20160612
- Publisher's Summary
- Education is a crucially important social institution, closely correlated with wealth, occupational prestige, psychological well-being, and health outcomes. Moreover, for children of immigrants -- who account for almost one in four school-aged children in the U.S. -- it is the primary means through which they become incorporated into American society. This insightful new book explores the educational outcomes of post-1965 immigrants and their children. Tracing the historical context and key contemporary scholarship on immigration, the authors examine issues such as structural versus cultural theories of education stratification, the overlap of immigrant status with race and ethnicity, and the role of language in educational outcomes. Throughout, the authors pay attention to the great diversity among immigrants: some arrive with PhDs to work as research professors, while others arrive with a primary school education and no English skills to work as migrant laborers. As immigrants come from an ever-increasing array of races, ethnicities, and national origins, immigrant assimilation is more complex than ever before, and education is central to their adaptation to American society. Shedding light on often misunderstood topics, this book will be invaluable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses in sociology of education, immigration, and race and ethnicity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745648323 20160612
- This insightful new book explores the educational outcomes of post-1965 immigrants and their children. The authors examine issues such as structural versus cultural theories of education stratification, the overlap of immigrant status with race and ethnicity, and the role of language in educational outcomes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745648316 20160612
- Publication date
- Immigration and society series
- 9780745648323 (pbk.)
- 0745648320 (pbk.)
- 9780745648316 (hbk.)
- 0745648312 (hbk.)
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