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The Resource Education and immigration, Grace Kao, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Kimberly Goyette

Education and immigration, Grace Kao, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Kimberly Goyette

Label
Education and immigration
Title
Education and immigration
Statement of responsibility
Grace Kao, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Kimberly Goyette
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--P. [4] of cover
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Kao, Grace
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC3746
LC item number
.K36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vaquera, Elizabeth
  • Goyette, Kimberly A
Series statement
Immigration and society series
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  • Children of immigrants
  • Education
  • Immigrants
  • Americanization
  • Americanization
  • Children of immigrants
  • Education
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Label
Education and immigration, Grace Kao, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Kimberly Goyette
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-209) and index
Contents
Education and the American dream -- Becoming American (or not) : paths to assimilation -- Historical overview of immigration -- Educational attainment and socioeconomic status of immigrant adults -- Educational achievement and outcomes of children in immigrant families -- Language and educational success
Control code
812070776
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
v, 225 p.
Isbn
9780745648316
Lccn
2012277336
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)812070776
Label
Education and immigration, Grace Kao, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Kimberly Goyette
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-209) and index
Contents
Education and the American dream -- Becoming American (or not) : paths to assimilation -- Historical overview of immigration -- Educational attainment and socioeconomic status of immigrant adults -- Educational achievement and outcomes of children in immigrant families -- Language and educational success
Control code
812070776
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
v, 225 p.
Isbn
9780745648316
Lccn
2012277336
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)812070776

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