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Learning a new land : immigrant students in American society

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., p.426 (2008)

Call Number:

Cubb LC3746 .S83 2008

URL:

http://site.ebrary.com/lib/stanford/docDetail.action?docID=10312780

Keywords:

Academic achievement--United States, Children of immigrants--Education--United States

Notes:

"In the fierce national debate about immigration, too many ignore the millions of children trying to find their way in a society that wants their parents' work, does not want to give them rights, but expects them to meet intense academic demands in a language they don't command, in communities from which their families may be expelled. The Su√°rez-Orozcos' remarkable study of immigrant students on both coasts challenges us to think about the consequences and to help these children realize their potential." -- Gary Orfield, Co-Director, Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, University of California, Los Angeles