Selected Articles, Books, And Resources From Our Team

I Learn America

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Written by Adam Strom for Facing History and Ourselves I Learn…
Children of Immigration 

Children of Immigration

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Carola Suárez-Orozco and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco
Stories of Identity: Religion, Migration, and Belonging in a Changing World,

Stories of Identity: Religion, Migration, and Belonging in a Changing World

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Adam Strom (Author/Editor) Carola Suárez-Orozco (Afterward) for Facing History and Ourselves
SELECTED ARTICLES, BOOKS, AND RESOURCES FROM OUR TEAM Children of Immigration, Carola Suárez-Orozco and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco Now in the midst of the largest wave of immigration in history, America, mythical land of immigrants, is once again contemplating a future in which new arrivals will play a crucial role in reworking the fabric of the nation. At the center of this prospect are the children of immigrants, who make up one fifth of America’s youth. This book, written by the codirectors of the largest ongoing longitudinal study of immigrant children and their families, offers a clear, broad, interdisciplinary view of who these children are and what their future might hold. For immigrant children, the authors write, it is the best of times and the worst. These children are more likely than any previous generation of immigrants to end up in Ivy League universities–or unschooled, on parole, or in prison. Most arrive as motivated students, respectful of authority and quick to learn English. Yet, at the same time, many face huge obstacles to success, such as poverty, prejudice, the trauma of immigration itself, and exposure to the materialistic, hedonistic world of their native-born peers. The authors vividly describe how forces within and outside the family shape these children’s developing sense of identity and their ambivalent relationship with their adopted country. Their book demonstrates how “Americanization,” long an immigrant ideal, has, in a nation so diverse and full of contradictions, become ever harder to define, let alone achieve. Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World

Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era

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Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco (Editor), Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj (Editor)
Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education: Improving Policy and Practice

Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education: Improving Policy and Practice

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James A. Banks (Author), Marcelo Suárez-Orozco (Author), Miriam Ben-Peretz (Author)
Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium

Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium

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Marcelo Suarez-Orozco (Editor), Desiree B. Qin-Hilliard (Editor)
Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain

Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain

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Adam Strom for Facing History and Ourselves
Learning in a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society, Carola Suárez-Orozco (Author), Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco (Author), Irina Todorova (Author) One child in five in America is the child of immigrants, and their numbers increase each year. Very few will return to the country they barely remember. Who are they, and what America do they know? Based on an extraordinary interdisciplinary study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America, and Mexico for five years, this book provides a compelling account of the lives, dreams, and frustrations of these youngest immigrants. Richly told portraits of high and low achievers are packed with unexpected ironies. When they arrive, most children are full of optimism and a respect for education. But poor neighborhoods and dull–often dangerous–schools can corrode hopes. The vast majority learn English–but it is the English of video games and the neighborhood, not that of standardized tests. For some of these children, those heading off to college, America promises to be a land of dreams. These lucky ones have often benefited from caring mentors, supportive teachers, or savvy parents. For others, the first five years are marked by disappointments, frustrations, and disenchantment. How can we explain their varied academic journeys? The children of immigrants, here to stay, are the future–and how they adapt will determine the nature of America in the twenty-first century

Learning in a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society

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Carola Suárez-Orozco (Author), Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco (Author), Irina Todorova (Author)
Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco (Editor) An international gathering of leading scholars, policymakers, and educators takes on some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time in this groundbreaking exploration of how globalization is affecting education around the world. The contributors, drawing from innovative research in both the social sciences and the neurosciences, examine the challenges and opportunities now facing schools as a result of massive migration flows, new economic realities, new technologies, and the growing cultural diversity of the world’s major cities. Writing for a wide audience, they address such questions as: How do we educate all youth to develop the skills and sensibilities necessary to thrive in globally linked, technologically interconnected economies? What can schools do to meet the urgent need to educate growing numbers of migrant youth at risk of failure in societies already divided by inequality? What are the limits of cultural tolerance as tensions over gender, religion, and race threaten social cohesion in schools and neighborhoods alike? Bringing together scholars with deep experience in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, this work, grounded in rich examples from everyday life, is highly relevant not only to scholars and policymakers but also to all stakeholders responsible for the day-to-day workings of schools in cities across the globe
Transitions: The Development of the Children of Immigrants

Transitions: The Development of the Children of Immigrants

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Carola Suárez-Orozco (Editor), Mona M. Abo-Zena (Editor), Amy K. Marks (Editor)
Washington’s Rebuke to Bigotry: Reflections on Our First President’s Famous 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation In Newport, Rhode Island
What do we do with a Difference: France and the Debate Over Headscarves in Schools

What do we do with a Difference: France and the Debate Over Headscarves in Schools

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Dan Eshet (Author), Adam Strom (Editor) for Facing History and Ourselves