Transnational messages : experiences of Chinese and Mexican immigrants in American schools (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Transnational messages : experiences of Chinese and Mexican immigrants in American schools

Author: Carmina Brittain
Publisher: New York : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2002.
Series: New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brittain, Carmina.
Transnational messages.
New York : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2002
(OCoLC)656569677
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carmina Brittain
ISBN: 193120229X 9781931202299
OCLC Number: 48391087
Description: xi, 284 pages : charts ; 22 cm.
Contents: Transnationalism --
Transnational social spaces in American schools --
Methodology --
Chinese and Mexican transnational migration --
Prior messages --
Welcoming messages --
Current messages --
Lessons from transnational messages.
Series Title: New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Responsibility: Carmina Brittain.

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Brittain studies how Chinese and Mexican immigrant students exchange information about their experiences of American schools. She considers three specific times: prior to immigration, upon entry to the U.S., and after a few years of living in the U.S. and attending U.S. schools. Students discuss academic demands, cost of education, value of the English language, social struggles, and racial confrontations with their co-nationals. Her findings highlight the fears and realities of racial discrimination, expectations of lower academic standards in America, and the unique ways the students' different cultural backgrounds shape their responses to immigration.

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Spurred by the observation that the exchange of information is one of the major resources available to immigrant students, Brittain (education, U. of California-Berkeley) investigates whether members of the two immigrant groups interact with other students from the same country and exchange information about their experiences in American schools that shaped their schooling experience. Her study provides insight into how perceptions of US schools are constructions among transnational human groups of co-nationals and how they reflect specific values or expectations that Chinese and Mexican immigrant children hold regarding American schooling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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