- Maurice Crul
University of Amsterdam
MAURICE CRUL is a social scientist working at the University of Amsterdam. For the last 15 years, he has worked primarily on the topic of education, first within the Dutch context, and more recently in a comparative European context. Maurice Crul is one of the principal investigators of the transatlantic project Children of Immigrants in Schools, comparing the school careers of the Moroccan second generation in Amsterdam with those of second-generation Dominican youth in New York. He is also coordinating the international research project TIES (The Integration of the European Second generation): http://www.tiesproject.eu/. The project involves partners in eight European countries and a survey of 10,000 respondents. Recent articles include, with Mark Thomson, “The Second Generation in Europe and the United States: How Is the Transatlantic Debate Relevant for Further Research on the European Second Generation?” in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2007), and “The Integration of Immigrant Youth” in Learning in the Global Era, International Perspectives on Globalization and Education, ed. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco (University of California Press, 2007).
- Jennifer Holdaway
Social Science Research Council
JENNIFER HOLDAWAY is a program director at the Social Science Research Council. As part of her work with the Migration Program, since 2003, she has led the Working Group on Education and Migration, which has considered the relationship between immigrant families and American schools, and compared the education of children of immigrants in the United States and Europe. This work is presented in these two special issues of Teachers College Record. Holdaway is coordinator and co–principal investigator for the Children of Immigrants in Schools, an international collaborative research project that examines the impact of cross-national differences in educational institutions, policies, and practices on the integration of children of immigrants in the United States and Europe. Since 2005, she has also been director of Transitions to College: From Theory to Practice. This program has considered what we know from the various social science disciplines about the factors that shape access to and success in higher education in the United States. Along with Philip Kasinitz, John Mollenkopf, and Mary Waters, she is an author of the forthcoming book, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age.