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- 1/10/09 - Stiefel, L., Schwartz, A.E., Conger, D.
While previous evidence finds that foreign-born students perform better than native-born students in their elementary and middle school years, policymakers and practitioners continue to raise concerns about educational outcomes of immigrants who come to the United States in their high school years. Are late entering students able to graduate from high school in a timely manner or do they fall behind? How does their success compare to late entering native-born students - that is, migrant...
- 1/1/09 - GÁNdara, Patricia, Rumberger, Russell W.
Background/Context: According to U.S. Census figures, 11 million elementary and secondary students of immigrant families were enrolled in the public schools in October 2005, representing 20% of all students, and this figure is expected to grow in the coming years. Most of these students enter school as English learners (ELs), and most ELs have exceptionally low performance on measures of academic achievement and attainment. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: This article...
- 1/1/08 - Chatard, Armand, SelimbegoviÄ‡, Leila, Konan, Paul, Mugny, Gabriel
The present study (N = 293) examined whether stereotype endorsement and prejudice moderate stereotype lift (i.e., a performance boost caused by the salience of a negative out-group stereotype in the testing situation). The stereotype in the focus of inquiry was the belief that immigrant students have lower intellectual ability than native students. French native high school students performed an intellectual test in a condition of low stereotype salience (the test was presented as assessing...
- 1/1/08 - Lahaie, Claudia
Objectives: Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Surveyâ€”Kindergarten Cohort, this article analyzes the link between parental involvement and the school readiness of children of immigrants. Methods: Multivariate regression models estimate the association between parental involvement and the school readiness in English proficiency and math scores of children of immigrants. They also estimate the impact of this association on the gap in math scores between children of...
- 1/1/08 - Han, Wen-Jui
Data from approximately 14,000 children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey--Kindergarten Cohort were analyzed to examine the associations between children's immigrant status and their academic trajectories from kindergarten to 3rd grade, with particular attention to the effects of school environments. Growth curve modeling results indicated that most children of Latin American origin improved their reading and math scores faster than non-Hispanic White children, thus narrowing their...
- 1/1/09 - Turney, Kristin, Kao, Grace
Parental involvement at school offers unique opportunities for parents, and this school-based involvement has important implications for children's academic and behavioral outcomes. The authors used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (National Center for Education Statistics, 2001) to examine race and immigrant differences in barriers to parental involvement at school. Minority immigrant parents, compared with native-born parents, reported more barriers to...
- 1/1/09 - Pew Hispanic Center Staff
A Pew Hispanic Center report based on a new nationwide survey of Latino youths and on analyses of government data examines the values, attitudes, experiences and self-identity of this generation as it comes of age in America.
- 1/13/14 - Dean, Amy B.
Today traditional public schools are suffering cuts and closures at the hands of federal and state lawmakers — sometimes even at the hands of mayors. Schools committed to bilingual and English language learner (ELL) education, which serve kids who are learning English in addition to their native language, are as vulnerable as the rest. And the charter schools sprouting in U.S. cities, where many first-generation immigrants live, aren’t always able or willing to provide the same service.
- 1/1/04 - Crosnoe, Robert, Lopez-Gonzalez, Lorena, Muller, Chandra
The purpose of this study was to explore generational differences in math/science enrollment and achievement among Mexican-American students and the role of family and school contexts in these differences.We applied survey regression techniques to data from 12,020 adolescents in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.Native-born Mexican-American students had lower math/science enrollment than their peers, especially after differences in family and school contexts were taken...
- 1/1/05 - Pong, Suet-ling, Hao, Lingxin, Gardner, Erica
Objective: This study investigates the role of parenting styles and social capital (parental involvement, intergenerational closure, expectation, and trust) in accounting for school performance among ethnic groups and across immigrant generations. Methods: Using data from the Adolescent Health Survey, we estimate fixed-effects models to analyze students' grade-point averages. We compare three generations of Asian students and three generations of Hispanic students to the third-generation...
- 1/1/06 - Tseng, Vivian
This study sought to unpack how immigration is associated with youths' educational choices during the transition to college and adulthood. Surveys and school records were collected on 789 youth (ages 18–25) with Asian Pacific, Latino, African/Afro-Caribbean, and European backgrounds. The results indicated generational differences in educational choices, such that children of immigrants chose courses of study with higher math and science content than that of their peers with U.S.-born...
- 1/1/00 - Jasinski, Jana L.
Low educational attainment has been a barrier to the advancement of Hispanic Americans in the United States, and a number of explanations for this have been suggested. One group of explanations centers around Hispanic Americans' use and exposure to English. A second group of explanations focuses more on socioeconomic disadvantages facing this population. Much of the research that looks at educational attainment among Hispanic Americans, however, does not consider Hispanic group differences...
- 1/1/10 - Arzubiaga, Angela E. & Mulligan, Elaine M
In this article, we take this viewpoint to discuss inclusion in the U. S. and the education of children in immigrant families. We make explicit some of the arguments in the inclusion field to draw parallels with conversations on the education of children in immigrant families. We also provide the landscape on children in immigrant families and preschool in the United States.
- 1/1/12 - Bos, J.M., Sanchez, R.C., Tseng, F., Rayyes, N., Ortiz, L., and Sinicrope, C.
English language proficiency is critical to academic achievement in the United States. For
several decades, educators and policymakers have explored strategies to ensure that English
language learner students have access to rigorous academic content as much as non–English
language learner students. Educating English language learner students is a challenge that has
become a civil rights issue and a topic of federal legislation. In 1968, Congress passed the
Bilingual Education Act...
- 1/1/06 - Ladson-Billings, Gloria
The achievement gap is one of the most talked-about issues in U.S. education. The term refers to the disparities in standardized test scores between Black and White, Latina/o and White, and recent immigrant and White students. This article argues that a focus on the gap is misplaced. Instead, we need to look at the "education debt" that has accumulated over time. This debt comprises historical, economic, sociopolitical, and moral components. The author draws an analogy with the concept of...
- 9/11/96 - Lynn Schnaiberg.