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Adolescent Immigrant Students in the U.S.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
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Teen

Immigrant students in the U.S. face a unique set of challenges as they adjust to their new educational settings. By studying the academic trajectories of ethnically diverse adolescent immigrants, Carola Suárez-Orozco examines the complex combination of factors—from segregation and poverty rates, to parental education and employment, to gender and English proficiency—that shape and determine their educational experiences. Carola Suárez-Orozco is a professor of applied psychology and co-director of immigration studies at New York University. She is the author, most recently, of the prize-winning Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society.

Feb. 16, 2011 - 6:00PM