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Portraits of Promise

Voices of Successful Immigrant Students

Michael Sadowski (author)

ISBN: 9781612505176

Publication Date: Apr 2013

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

By 2040, more than 30% of students in the US will be immigrants or the children of immigrants. What factors can help these young people thrive in school? And how can school staff best support immigrant students? Drawing on the students' own stories, this book highlights thesupport and resources that help students engage positively with school culture, establish supportive peer networks, form strong bonds with teachers, manage competing expectations, and navigate the challenges of high-stakes testing and the college application process.
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By 2040, more than 30 percent of students in the United States will be immigrants or the children of immigrants. What factors can help these young people thrive in school, despite the many obstacles they face? And how can school staff best support immigrant students' academic and personal success? In Portraits of Promise, educators hear from the ultimate experts--successful newcomer students who have been in the United States for five years or less.

Drawing on the students' own stories, the book highlights the kinds of support and resources that help students engage positively with school culture, establish supportive peer networks, form strong bonds with teachers, manage competing expectations from home and school, and navigate the challenges of high-stakes testing and the college application process.
Pages 192
Date Published 30 Apr 2013
Publisher Harvard Education Press
Subject/s Education   Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)  
Michael Sadowski is an assistant professor of education at Bard College, USA. He is the editor of Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education and Teaching Immigrant and Second-Language Students: Strategies for Success, and the author of In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood.

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