Immigrant Children

Immigrant Children : Change, Adaptation, and Cultural Transformation

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This edited book focuses on immigrant and refugee children around the world and will provide readers with a richer and more comprehensive approach of how researchers, practitioners, and social policymakers can examine immigrant children and youth among ethnic minority families. Also, the chapters will focus on the various methodological advances used to explicitly investigate immigrant children and youth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 28mm | 479.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739184458
  • 9780739184455

Review quote

As societies located in North America, Western Europe, and elsewhere are growing increasingly multicultural and multiracial in nature, social scientists, educators, service providers, and policy makers are confronted with the difficult task of understanding the new generations of immigrant and refugee children growing up in our midst. In this volume, a team of leading experts provides new information and guidelines essential to achieving this goal. They discuss a broad range of pertinent topics and are especially successful in linking basic research findings to policy recommendations and the perspectives of service providers. -- Uwe Gielen, St. Francis Collegeshow more

About Susan S. Chuang

Susan S. Chuang is associate professor in the department of family relations & applied nutrition at the University of Guelph, Canada. Robert P. Moreno is associate professor in the department of child and family studies at Syracuse University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Changing Lives: Theoretical and Methodological Advances on Immigrant Children and Youth Part 2 Part I: Overview of Immigration and Settlement Perspectives Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Immigrant Children: Making a New Life Chapter 4 Chapter 3: A Resilience Framework to Examine Immigrant and Refugee Children and Youth in Canada Part 5 Part II: Immigration Challenges and Adaptation Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Social Functioning and Peer Experiences in Immigrant Chinese, Canadian-Born Chinese and European Canadian Children Chapter 7 Chapter 5: The Achievement/Adjustment Paradox: Understanding the Psychological Struggles of Asian American Children and Adolescents Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Youth Risk Behaviors among Mexican Origin Adolescents: Cross Generational Differences Chapter 9 Chapter 7: The Acculturation and Adaptation of Second Generation Immigrant Youth in Toronto and Montreal Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Service Providers' Perspectives on the Pathways of Adjustment for Newcomer Children and Youth in Canada Part 11 Part III: Family Acculturation and Relationships Chapter 12 Chapter 9: The Social Relational Perspective on Family Acculturation Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Psychological Aspects of Immigration among Youth Living in Portugal Chapter 14 Chapter 11: School Readiness in Latino Immigrant Children in the U.S. Chapter 15 Chapter 12: Challenges Facing Immigrant Parents and their Involvement in their Children's Schooling Chapter 16 Chapter 13: Acculturation-Related Conflict across Generations in Immigrant Families Part 17 Part IV: Conclusions Chapter 18 Chapter 14: New Arrivals: Past Advances and Future Directions in Research and Policyshow more