Latino Immigrant Youth and Interrupted Schooling: Dropouts, Dreamers and Alternative Pathways to College (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 100)

Latino Immigrant Youth and Interrupted Schooling: Dropouts, Dreamers and Alternative Pathways to College (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 100)

By: Marguerite Lukes (author)Paperback

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This book offers an innovative look at the pre- and post-migration educational experiences of immigrant young adults with a particular focus on members of the Latino community. Combining quantitative data with original interviews, this book provides an engaging and nuanced look at a population that is both ubiquitous and overlooked, challenging existing assumptions about those categorized as 'dropouts' and closely examining the historical contexts for educational interruption in the chosen subgroup. The combination of accessible prose and compelling new statistical data appeals to a wide audience, particularly academic professionals, education practitioners and policy-makers.

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About Author

Marguerite Lukes is the Director of National Initiatives for the Internationals Network for Public Schools and Assistant Professor at City University of New York's LaGuardia Community College. She is also Co-Chair of the Adult Literacy and Adult Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association and an Executive Board Member for the New York State Association for Bilingual Education. With almost thirty years of experience in the field, the primary focus of her research is education policy, particularly concerning the experiences of immigrant language learners from high school level and beyond.

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Understanding Dropouts: Math and History Chapter 3: Pre-Migration Educational "Choices:" Interrupted Education in Context Chapter 4: Immigrant Young Adults Entering the U.S. Chapter 5: Pushouts, Shutouts and Holdouts: Entering, Exiting and Evading High School in the U.S. Chapter 6: Hard and Soft Skills: Academic Skills, English and Social Capital Among Migrant Young Adults Chapter 7: The Road Ahead for Young Adult Migrants: Institutional Dilemmas, Nagging Questions and Open Doors Appendix References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781783093427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781783093427
  • weight: 348
  • ISBN10: 1783093420

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