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Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century
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Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century
What Educators Need to Know

Second Edition


October 2008 | 344 pages | Corwin
The updated edition will offer the most updated, useful, and relevant information on immigration and immigrant students. Rong and Preissle will help educators understand the significance of the demographic data on immigration and what it means to their schools. By analyzing various educational practices and policies, the authors guide educaotrs in finding evidence-based practices and policies that can improve the environment for immigrant studtents.
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Immigration and U.S. Schools
 
2. Immigrant Children, Their Families, and Environment
 
3. Learning English and Maintaining Heritage Languages
 
4. Educational Attainment
 
5. Immigrant Children From Asia
 
6. Immigrant Children From the Caribbean and Africa
 
7. Immigrant Children From Latin America
 
8. Immigrant Children From Middle Eastern Countries
 
Sources of Information
 
References
 
Index

"Rong and Preissle have again done an impressive job of combining current census and other data to paint a detailed picture of immigration to the U.S., and of making the case for an equitable approach to schooling all of America’s children. They provide practical recommendations for teachers and administrators on how to use this knowledge to make informed decisions about programs and practices, especially in the area of assessment and other accountability measures."

Marisa Castellano, Visiting Associate Professor
University of Louisville

"A comprehensive and important examination of the education of immigrant students in the U.S. Rong and Preissle’s focus on cultural and linguistic transformation across four generations is truly unique."

Stacey J. Lee, Professor of Educational Policy Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Rong and Preissle’s first edition has become a standard reference for the education of immigrant students. The evolution and expansion of their research to encompass transnational and transcultural theoretical frameworks is cutting edge and absolutely timely given the changing, almost discursive nature of immigration within an increasingly complicated and shifting world context."

A. Lin Goodwin, Associate Dean and Professor of Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: Immigration and U.S. Schools


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Xue Lan Rong

Xue Lan Rong, a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is a first-generation immigrant whose native language is Chinese. As a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and educational sociologist, she has more than 25 years of teaching experience in public schools at various levels in the United States and China. She obtained her research experience via sociological, demographic, and pedagogical training. She has continually published in major sociological and educational journals and presented at national conferences on the topics of generation, race and ethnicity, national origins, gender, social class, and educational... More About Author

Judith Preissle

Judith Preissle, a professor at the University of Georgia, is a teacher educator and an educational anthropologist who brings a dual insider-outsider perspective to issues of education and immigration. She is a native-born citizen of the United States whose forebears arrived on the continent in the 18th and 19th centuries. She is also one of the many internal migrants of the 20th century, who grew up moving around the country and attending schools in six different states. Beginning her educational experience teaching social studies and language arts to 12-year-olds, she has worked at the University of Georgia since 1975, teaching the... More About Author

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