Transnational Messages: Experiences of Chinese and Mexican Immigrants in American Schools
Annotation Spurred by the observation that the exchange of information is one of the major resources available to immigrant students, Brittain (education, U. of California-Berkeley) investigates whether members of the two immigrant groups interact with other students from the same country and exchange information about their experiences in American schools that shaped their schooling experience. Her study provides insight into how perceptions of US schools are constructions among transnational human groups of co-nationals and how they reflect specific values or expectations that Chinese and Mexican immigrant children hold regarding American schooling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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Transnational Social Spaces in American Schools
Chinese and Mexican Transnational Migration
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13 year-old Academic Messages American schools answer areas assimilation attended become behaviors capital characteristics China Chinese children Chinese immigrants classroom co-nationals coding collectivities construction context country of origin cultural curriculum demanding distribution economic elementary emphasized English English language established ethnic example experiences expressed fact fathers friends gangs grade Guangdong heard Hong Kong immigrant children important indicate influence interesting involved issues Jalisco less lived major Mexican children Mexican immigrants Mexico mothers nature negative negative perceptions newcomers nice opportunities parents participants Peer Messages peers perceptions personality positive present prior to immigration proficiency programs promote questions received referred reflect regarding relations responses sample School Messages sectors shows specific Table teachers themes told transnational messages transnational social spaces U.S. schools understand United Veracruz Welcoming Messages White year-old boy year-old girl
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