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Educator Spotlight: Sara Ahmed, Teaching The Arrival

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  Educator Spotlight: Teaching the Arrival Welcome…

Names, Identity, and Immigration

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Names play an important role in our identities. The selection…

A Culturally Responsive Guide to Fostering the Inclusion of Immigrant Origin Students

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To download the guide, use the link below. From the Introduction: In…

PBS’s Chinese Exclusion Act (chapter 1)

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Steeplechase Film's The Chinese Exclusion Act premiered on PBS…

Immigrant Students Are Internalizing Stereotypes. Educators Can Help

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Did you see our commentary Immigrant Students Are Internalizing…
Moving Stories

A lesson in civility: The negativity immigrant students hear

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A survey of immigrant children in the U.S. revealed just how…

Classroom Resource: Facundo the Great

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Discussions about names can provide opportunities to build community,…

Educator Spotlight: Carola Suárez Orozco

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Culturally Responsive Teaching with Carola Suárez Orozco The…
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)

Waking in Oak Creek

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How do you teach about religious prejudice, bigotry, and hate? August…
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