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U.S. Immigration and Education

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Cultural and Policy Issues Across the Lifespan


  • Elena L. Grigorenko PhD

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This handbook helps readers to both understand and craft policies to aid the successful acculturation of immigrants in the US. It is an excellent road map for researchers in immigration and education, as well as educational and developmental psychologists, sociologists, economists, and public policy makers.

An immigrant from Russia, Dr. Grigorenko weaves her first-hand experiences and strategies into this unique text. It encompasses all available research on immigration and acculturation, from new information on bilingual education to studies of low-skill versus high-skill workers.

Key Topics:

  • Immigration and America: current snapshot of US immigration policy and a demographic profile
  • Immigration and education: Pre-K though grade12, higher, and adult education, and the labor market
  • Immigration and incorporation into society: Implications for human development, health, and policy

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 22, 2012
  • Page Count 408
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826111074
  • EISBN 9780826111081

Table of Contents 

Part I. Immigration and America

1. Why is immigration important?
2. US immigration policy and system for the 21st century
3. The current demographic profile of the US

Part II. Immigration and Education

4. Laws and legislation: Why every child in America should go to school
5. Immigration "reform": Global and local interpretations

Part II.A. Pre-K Education and Immigrant Children

6. Language discourses and ideologies at the heart of early childhood education
7. Immigrant differences in school-age children's verbal trajectories
8. Poverty, English fluency, and early education among young children with parents from around the world
9. The task of language maintenance: Growing up as an immigrant, schooling in one's native tongue
10. School or home? Where early education of young immigrant children works best

Part II.B. K-12 Education and Immigrant Children

11. Ethnic discrimination in primary schools?
12. Motivation to achieve in American high school: A perspective of immigrants from Central America
13. Chinese immigrant parents' perspectives on literacy, learning, homework, and school-home communication
14. Immigrant youth networks
15. Special educational needs in immigrant children
16. Urban schools and their role in inclusion of immigrant children

Part II.C. Higher Education and Immigration

17. Immigrant students and standardized test validity: A Hispanic perspective
18. How immigrant children bridge their multiple worlds and build pathways to college
19. Post-secondary school participation of immigrant and native youth: The role of familial resources and educational expectations
20. Immigration in youths' academic and occupational choices
21. Educational outcomes for second generation youth: The importance of local context

Part II.D. Adult Education and Immigration

22. Age and second language acquisition among immigrants
23. Education of newly arrived older immigrants
24. Older immigrants: Literacy and numeracy competencies and mental health
25. Learning to be legal: Unintended meanings for adult schools

Part II.E Labor Market and Immigration

26. Labor market entry: The price of being an immigrant
27. Acculturation and job satisfaction: A Chinese view
28. The role of prejudice in the discounting of immigrant skills

Part III. Immigration and Incorporation into Society

Part III.A Immigration and Development

29. View of the bilingual child
30. Bicultural social-emotional development
31. Immigrant identity: Not an outgroup, not yet an ingroup

Part III.B Immigration and Health

32. Social support and health outcomes: A Korean view
33. Exploration of mental health issues for immigrants: A Mexican-American perspective
34. Immigrants' views of American health care: A Russian perspective on gaps between expectations and reality
35. Self-reported discrimination and physical health: Findings among Black and Latino immigrants

Part III.C Immigration and Policy Implications

36. Attitudes toward immigrants and immigration: The role of national and international identity
37. Immigrants at the margins: An Indian perspective
38. Integration as a mode of acculturation in first-generation immigrants
39. Acculturation, communication, and the US mass media: The experience of an Iranian immigrant
40. Criminal justice and first- and second-generation immigrants

Part IV: Conclusion

41. Immigration and America's future