Children and Immigration Term Paper by writingsensation

Children and Immigration
This paper examines the difficulties faced by immigrant children in school and what can be done to help them.
# 91363 | 996 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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The paper discusses how immigrant children living in the United States often face multiple challenges in schools and within their communities. The paper illustrates how immigration has multiple influences in children, affecting their emotional, social and cultural affiliations. This paper discusses many of the common challenges that immigrant children face and methods that school counselors can adopt to help children overcome those barriers. The paper concludes that counselors have an obligation to work with students, their teachers, parents and school administrators to ensure the success and well-being of immigrant students.

Difficulties and Challenges Faced by Immigrant Children

From the Paper:

"Children who are immigrants face multiple barriers and greater difficulties than their non-immigrant peers. Magnuson & Waldfogel (2005) explore the links between children's early childcare and education experiences and ethnic gaps among children. The results of their study suggest that "high quality model early childhood programs can enhance school readiness" for immigrant children (Magnuson & Waldfogel, 2005: 169) Head Start may also offer some benefits (Magnuson & Waldfogel, 2005). Both of these programs may be beneficial for assisting immigrant children who, according to the researchers, face multiple difficulties and barriers that include low socio-economic status, language acquisition barriers and low self-confidence in the classroom (Magnuson & Waldfogel, 2005)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bhattacharya, G. (2000). "The school adjustment of South Asian immigrant children in the United States." Adolescence, 35(137): 77
  • Dentler, R.A. & Hafner, A.L. (1997). "Hosting newcomers: Structuring educational opportunities for immigrant children." New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Kirova, A. (2001). "Loneliness in Immigrant Children." Childhood Education, 77(5): 21.
  • Magnuson, K.A. & Waldfogel, J. (2005). "Early childhood care and education: Effects on ethnic and racial gaps in school readiness." The Future of Children: 15(1): 169.
  • Takanishi, R. (2004). "Leveling the playing field: Supporting immigrant children from birth to eight." The Future of Children, 14(2): 61.

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MLA Format

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