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Hosting Newcomers: Structuring Educational Opportunities for Immigrant Children


reviewed by JoAnn Phillion — 1999

coverTitle: Hosting Newcomers: Structuring Educational Opportunities for Immigrant Children
Author(s): Robert Dentler and Anne Hafner
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807736120, Pages: , Year: 1997
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Immigration in the United States has led to increasing numbers of immigrant students entering the education system. In some school districts immigrant students comprise over 50% of the enrollment. Many of these students are poor, and many speak English as a second language (ESL). Some school districts have also experienced dramatic changes in the ethnic and linguistic composition of their immigrant students. Increased numbers, increased ethnic and linguistic diversity, as well as the accelerating pace of cultural and socioeconomic diversity among immigrant students and their families, has created a challenge for society. This challenge is not restricted to the United States. It affects urban centers in Canada and other countries as well (Cummins, 1989). In Hosting Newcomers: Structuring Educational Opportunities for Immigrant Children Robert Dentler and Anne Hafner discuss this challenge and offer solutions to improve educational opportunities for immigrant students. Educators at all levels question what strategies work best to meet the needs of immigrant students and how best to assist them in achieving their full potential.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 4, 1999, p. 898-899
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10349, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 3:49:32 AM

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