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School careers of foreign students in the United States

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Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

22/05/07 07.30 pm

The Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalisation and Education Co-director of Immigration Studies at New York University

In today's world, there is a migratory movement that is without precedent for humankind, with some 185-200 million transnational immigrants, without taking into account internal migratory dynamics. In the United States, for example, more than a million immigrants have arrived each year since 1990.

Immigration transforms host countries, and some more than others. It is not the same to have a history and tradition of receiving immigration (as is the case in the United States, Canada or Australia) and not having one (as is the case in Spain).

In terms of education, immigration has a clear effect on the school careers of pupils, as we come across different problems that have a great effect on these children: problems with the language, interruptions in their schooling, problems for the parents, a lack of a culture of schooling, different cultural models or parents' loss of authority.

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