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Beyond stereotypes; minority children of immigrants in urban schools.


Beyond stereotypes; minority children of immigrants in urban schools.

Ed. by Rupam Saran and Rosalina Diaz.

Sense Publishers


233 pages



Transgressions; cultural studies and education


Saran and Diaz (education, Medgar Evers College, City U. of New York) compile 10 chapters by education and immigration scholars, researchers, and educators from the US who provide research on the effects of ethnic stereotyping on the educational outcomes of youth who are minority children of immigrants in America. They present life stories, histories, and experiences of these youths in the context of urban schools and American society and how they contradict their stereotyped images and unravel social, cultural, and educational issues that affect school experiences and shape their identities. Arguing that their actions are controlled by a desire to gain power by achieving academic success or by becoming American at the cost of academics, they consider Asian Americans, Latinas and Latinos, Muslim-American women, and working class women, and issues of underachievement, behavior problems, academic success, identity, marginalization, math and science experiences, school engagement, and youth culture and peer status among children in New York and London. No index is provided.

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Date:May 1, 2010
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