Protective factors immigrant children bring to the classroom

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This chapter focuses on strengths and protective factors immigrant children bring into the classroom. If well nurtured, these strengths can enhance immigrant children's positive outcomes and those of future generations. The "immigrant paradox" is a phenomenon used to describe the positive outcomes of immigrant children despite developmental risks associated with their relocation and adjustment. Unfortunately, the effects of these protective factors reduce with later generations. This incredible loss is a gap that educators could fill. Using strategies that give immigrant families and children "voice" is critical in breaking through the barriers, stereotypes, attitudes, and under-information that come between the educators and the immigrant children in their care. Some strategies that have proven effective in accessing immigrant children's strengths are suggested in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781466649293
ISBN (Print)1466649283, 9781466649286
StatePublished - Dec 31 2013


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