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Children of Immigration (The Developing Child)
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2003
Children of immigrants covers the experiences of children of immigrants and their families through the past few decades when the United States has been receiving immigration from non-European countries and many of these new immigrants are non-English speaking so there are plenty of osbtacles in their way. The authors deal with such important issues of how immigrants arrive in this country. There are some families that come toghether while others may be split up. One spouse may come before the rest of the family or sometimes children are sent to live with family members before their parents come over. The question of identity is important. What culture do the children of immigrants feel closer to? What determines this? There are several factors such as parents, schools, peer groups and the larger society. Education is anouther big topic. Immigrants tend to put a high emphasis on education though immigrant children have varied education achievements. They can often be the best at school or towards the bottom. The authors look at how people such as parents, principals and teachers all affect education for immigrant children.
Over all, a pretty good account of immigrant children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2013
I purchased this to learn more about myself. My goal was to put data and academics behind things I was experiencing and didn't know how to describe.

It's a good book with a good amount of data. It is a bit dry but that is to be expected in an academic type book. I did think certain parts of it were a bit simplistic, but maybe that's because I'm too close to the issue.

Anyway, I would recommend this for anyone who wants to understand immigration in the US or who is an immigrant themselves.
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on January 30, 2014
I purchased the book because it was a required text for class. The book is very interesting and I would recommend it to anyone. Really goes into details how immigration takes a toll on children. Overall I really enjoyed reading the book and finished it within 1 week.
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on June 3, 2014
Fantasic for Latino studies & sociology.
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on June 5, 2015
A good read on ELL teachers
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2005
I was required to read most of this book for grad work in Urban Education. Interesting material (for a required reading). The best of the books I've been required to read so far.
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0 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is one of those books that your liberal arts elective class requires you to read. I have to say that this book is ok but not inspiring enough for me to get up and do something about immigration. This is one of those topics that people are passionate about but I just didn't read it in this book enough to get me into action.
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