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Parental Absence And Academic Achievement In Immigrant Students, Chrysalis L. Wright Nov 2010

Parental Absence And Academic Achievement In Immigrant Students, Chrysalis L. Wright

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Academic achievement and educational expectations as a function of parental absence were examined among 268 newly immigrant elementary, middle, and high-school students from Spanish-speaking countries. Data collected as part of a longitudinal study of adaptation and achievement in newly immigrant students were analyzed. Participants had varying experiences with parental absence, in terms of length of absence, gender of absent parent, and reason for absence. Reasons for parental absence included parental divorce, parental death, and serial migration, a cause unique to immigrant children. Students who experienced parental absence reported lower educational expectations. Students who experienced the death of a parent had ...


Immigrant Students In U.S. Schools: Building A Pro-Immigrant, English Plus Education Counterscript, Christian Faltis Jun 2010

Immigrant Students In U.S. Schools: Building A Pro-Immigrant, English Plus Education Counterscript, Christian Faltis

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

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Esl Work Readiness Curriculum Survey, Lynda Devine Jan 2010

Esl Work Readiness Curriculum Survey, Lynda Devine

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Minnesota has seen a 120% increase in immigration between 2003 & 2009. Since work is an integral aspect of quality of life in the USA, and in order to successfully integrate into the USA workforce, the new arrivals will need assistance in gaining USA work related skills .The CLUES agency contracts with Ramsey County, MN for its Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) clients. The contract includes providing job skill training to persons for whom English is a Second Language (ESL). CLUES chose to create an ESL Work Readiness curriculum that was meaningful and linguistically appropriate for the participants while meeting the ...


A Faith-Based Case For The Dream Act, Bradley Baurain Dec 2009

A Faith-Based Case For The Dream Act, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain

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