Immigration and Education
This course familiarizes students with theory and research on the education of immigrant children, youth and adults in the US and worldwide. Students will draw on interdisciplinary lenses, including contributions from psychological, sociological, anthropological and educational research, to understand and apply current perspectives on immigration to local contexts. Students will explore the implications of the growing presence of immigrant-origin students in public schools in the US and other post-industrial societies. The course will consider the role of gender, social-economic status, race, ethnicity, undocumented status and a variety of social context factors which affect the adaptation of immigrant students and families with special focus placed on education settings. Our evolving understanding of the pathways immigrant student take as they negotiate schooling and life in a new country will contribute to informed policy, curriculum and pedagogy choices.