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George Mwangi, Chrystal A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
This article examines how sub-Saharan African families in the United States engage with high schools and the college-going process. Using qualitative methods and the concept of home-school dissonance, Chrystal A. George Mwangi shows how African immigrant families--one of the fastest-growing yet least-studied immigrant groups--develop educational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, College Attendance, Cultural Differences
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Jaffe-Walter, Reva; Miranda, Chandler Patton; Lee, Stacey J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
With the rise of nationalism and the current contentious debate on immigration in the US, school leaders and educators are faced with difficult questions about how to negotiate sensitive political topics, including debates on immigration. In this article, Reva Jaffe-Walter, Chandler Patton Miranda, and Stacey J. Lee explore how educators grapple…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Immigration, Politics, Immigrants
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de los Ríos, Cati V. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Cati V. de los Ríos examines US-Mexican transnational youths' engagement with the Mexican musical genre corridos, border folk ballads, and its subgenre, narcocorridos, folk ballads that illuminate elements of the drug trade and often glamorize drug cartels. She draws from ethnographic methods to present empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Folk Culture, Drug Abuse
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Adair, Jennifer Keys; Colegrove, Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki; McManus, Molly E. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
Early childhood education in grades preK-3 continues to contribute to future school success. Discrimination, however, can still be an obstacle for many children of Latinx immigrants because they often receive less sophisticated and dynamic learning experiences than their white, native-born peers. In this article, Jennifer Keys Adair, Kiyomi…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Carlock, Russell H., Jr. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Adult English as a second language (ESL) educators have struggled to move beyond skills-based instruction to implement more student-centered, contextualized pedagogy that prepares students to become active citizens and to solve real-world problems, even as the growing number of immigrants make adult education increasingly important for determining…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Action, Activism, Immigrants
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Darbach, Dafney Blanca – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Dafney Blanca Dabach investigates how teachers and their students of different citizenship statuses navigate tensions in formal state-sponsored citizenship education. In traditional US high school civics courses, undocumented immigrant youths' liminal status is often invisible and overlooked as undocumented youth are educated…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, High School Students, Student Diversity
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Navarro, Cristina Llerena – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this photo essay, Cristina Llerena Navarro captures moments in the everyday lives of mixed-status families. Through her narrative and images, Llerena shares the stories of these families, their journeys to the United States as well as the consequences of deportation on the family unity. She evokes the children's deep yearning to be reunited…
Descriptors: Photography, Family (Sociological Unit), Immigrants, Family Relationship
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Dyrness, Andrea; Sepúlveda, Enrique, III – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Dyrness and Sepúlveda argue that in El Salvador, young people are participants in a diasporic social imaginary that connects them with Salvadorans and other Latinos in the United States--before they have ever left the country. The authors explore how this transnational relationship manifests in two school communities in San…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans, Private Schools, Violence
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Coe, Cati; Shani, Serah – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
What does cultural capital mean in a transnational context? In this article, Cati Coe and Serah Shani illustrate through the case of Ghanaian immigrants to the United States that the concept of cultural capital offers many insights into immigrants' parenting strategies, but that it also needs to be refined in several ways to account for the…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Immigrants, Cultural Influences, Child Rearing
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Adair, Jennifer Keys – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this essay, Jennifer Keys Adair aims to clarify the concept of "agency" as a tool for improving the educational experiences of young children in the early grades. She conceptualizes agency in the context of schooling as the ability to influence what and how something is learned in order to expand capabilities, drawing on economic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Empowerment, Learning Experience, Elementary School Students
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Jaffe-Walter, Reva – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
With the growing number of immigrant youth moving into new communities and host nations across the globe (Suarez-Orozco, 2007), it is critical that we deepen our understanding of the ways in which schools enable either the civic engagement or the social marginalization of these young people. In this article Reva Jaffe-Walter presents the results…
Descriptors: Muslims, Immigrants, Disadvantaged, Citizen Participation
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Awokoya, Janet T. – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
Past scholarship on immigrant racial and ethnic identity construction tends to ignore the processes by which social context influences identity at the individual level. In this qualitative study, Janet T. Awokoya presents a complex understanding of 1.5- and second-generation African immigrant youths' identities. Awokoya explores how three major…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Ethnicity, Social Environment, Self Concept
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Filindra, Alexandra; Blanding, David; Coll, Cynthia Garcia – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
Children of immigrant backgrounds--children who are immigrants themselves or were born to immigrant parents--are the largest segment of growth in the U.S. school population. In this exploratory interdisciplinary analysis, Filindra, Blanding, and Garcia Coll ask whether the context of policy and political receptivity, even when they are not…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Graduation
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Suarez-Orozco, Carola; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Teranishi, Robert T.; Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M. – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
Unauthorized immigrants account for approximately one-fourth of all immigrants in the United States, yet they dominate public perceptions and are at the heart of a policy impasse. Caught in the middle are the children of these immigrants--youth who are coming of age and living in the shadows. An estimated 5.5 million children and adolescents are…
Descriptors: Ethics, Immigrants, Foreign Policy, Undocumented Immigrants
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Hernandez, Ingrid; Mendoza, Fermin; Lio, Mario; Latthi, Jirayut; Eusebio, Catherine – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
Debate goes on about the proposed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. In presidential speeches, one-minute congressional floor statements, and intermittent media coverage, we hear passionate arguments for and against this federal legislation that would provide a path toward citizenship for hundreds of thousands of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Autobiographies, Immigration, Immigrants
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