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Helping Young Refugees and Immigrants Succeed : Public Policy, Aid, and Education.

Author: Gerald Holton; Gerhard Sonnert
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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In a unique effort, this book brings together, for the first time, scholarly analyses by eminent researchers of the historical, social, legal, and cultural influences on the young newcomers' lives as well as reports by practitioners in major aid organizations about the concrete work that their organizations have been carrying out.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Holton, Gerald.
Helping Young Refugees and Immigrants Succeed : Public Policy, Aid, and Education.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Holton; Gerhard Sonnert
ISBN: 9780230112964 023011296X 1282992724 9781282992726
OCLC Number: 700707199
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Introduction; Part I: Setting the Stage: The Historical Framework; 1 Questions of Success: Lessons from the Last Great Immigration; 2 Conceptual Frameworks for Obstacles to Immigrant Advancement: Perceiving Immigrants in the Context of Societal Change; Part II: Looking into the Past: Some Lessons from the "Second Wave"; 3 Successful Young Refugees from Central Europe--Potential Lessons for Today; 4 The Second Wave and the American-Jewish Community; 5 Helping Young Immigrants/Refugees Become Entrepreneurs. Part III: Recent and Current Waves of Young Immigrants and Refugees6 After the Cold War: Comparing Soviet Jewish and Vietnamese Youth in the 1980s to Today's Young Refugees; 7 Second Generation Advantages: Recasting the Debate; 8 The Changing Role of Race and Ethnicity in the Incorporation of Refugees, Immigrants, and their Children; 9 Young, Gifted, and West African: Transnational Migrants Growing Up in America; 10 Mexican Immigrant Legalization and Naturalization and Children's Economic Well-Being; Part IV: Educating Immigrants; 11 Schooling Pathways of Newcomer Immigrant Youth. 12 The Importance of Raising Mexican American High School Graduation Rates13 Increasing Concrete Knowledge and Community Capacity: How CUNY and other Institutions Can Help Reshape Mexican Educational Futures in New York; Part V: Institutions Providing Aid to Young Immigrants and Refugees; 14 Tapping the Potential of Refugee Youth; 15 Reasons for Living and Hoping: Strangers No Longer; 16 Protection of Refugee and Migrant Children: The Role of Nonprofits; 17 A Framework for the Care of Unaccompanied Children; Part VI: Looking into the Future. 18 Home Country Farewell: The Withering of Immigrants' "Transnational" Ties19 Is There a Looming Period of Liminality for Race and Ethnicity in the United States?; References; Contributors; Index.

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