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Children of Immigration

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$33.00 • £28.95 • €30.95

ISBN 9780674008380

Publication Date: 04/30/2002


224 pages

5-1/2 x 9 inches

3 line illustrations, 4 tables

The Developing Child


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This book addresses how immigrant children fare in America… What thought has American society given to the special needs of these students? Have we done anything to accommodate them? What have they experienced? The answers to these and many other questions are woven together with moving accounts of immigrant children. It is impossible to read this book without being moved. Highly recommended.—Sandra Isaacson, Library Journal

This book contributes significantly to this debate not only for the U.S., but also for other receiving countries that have higher percentages of immigrants and less friction… The authors…review some issues in bilingual education in areas of backlash, such as California, and calmly promote the advantages of first-language retention and development until proficiency, accompanied or followed by sufficient English instruction to ensure full competence in both languages… In their interdisciplinary focus and wide knowledge of related fields, the authors are able to give a good account of the facilitating and hindering factors for immigrants from both individual and social perspectives… The book is written in an accessible style; rather friendly to higher-level undergraduates and well informed persons in general… The book is outstanding and will surely contribute to sane and possibly fruitful discussion of the issues both among Americans and those in similar countries that depend on relatively high rates of immigration.—Judith K. Bernhard, Journal of International Migration and Integration

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