Learning a new land : immigrant students in American society (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Learning a new land : immigrant students in American society

Author: Carola Suárez-Orozco; Irina Todorova; Marcelo M Suárez-Orozco
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Based on a study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America, and Mexico for five years, this book provides an account of the lives, dreams, and frustrations  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carola Suárez-Orozco; Irina Todorova; Marcelo M Suárez-Orozco
ISBN: 9780674026759 0674026756
OCLC Number: 429486448
Description: 426 pages : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : the long view on immigrant students --
Academic engagement and performance --
Networks of relationships --
Less-than-optimal schools --
The challenge of learning English --
Portraits of declining achievers --
Portraits of low achievers --
Portraits of improvers --
Portraits of high achievers --
Conclusion : immigration policy dilemmas.
Responsibility: Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Irina Todorova.
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