EDUC 245 - Globalization’s Children: The Education of the “New” Immigrants in the United States
Set against the larger backdrop of globalization and transnational migration, this course examines the educational experiences of contemporary or “new” im/migrants and the children of im/migrants in U.S. schools, focusing on migrants from countries in Asia and Latin America. Drawing heavily from anthropological and sociological perspectives on the schooling of “the new second-generation,” the course charts the changing demography of the nation-state post-1965 and explores issues of acculturation and assimilation, the tensions and contradictions of “learning a new land,” and the ways in which cultural and structural factors intersect with immigrant students’ everyday realities to shape school performance and opportunity.
Prerequisites: EDUC 101
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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