A new web-based report by researchers at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development identifies an array of innovative programs facilitating the adaptation of immigrant children, youth, and families to new countries. The report, Pathways to Immigrant Opportunity, can be found here.
The authors of the report include Carola Suárez-Orozco and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, co-directors of Immigration Studies @ NYU and members of the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ; and Carolyn Sattin Bajaj, a Ph.D. candidate at NYU’s Steinhardt School.
Mass migration touches every corner of the earth. There are now between 190 and 200 million transnational migrants working, living, and moving across every region of the world, according to the U.N. Global Commission on International Migration. The report identifies a series of promising strategies provided by a range of service providers (including NGOs, national and local governments, religious organizations, and corporate organizations) that help to facilitate the integration of immigrant families and their children into the fabric of their new lands.
The report investigates such questions as: What works best for teaching immigrant children English? What works best for engaging immigrant mothers with the schools of their children? What are the best programs for helping migrants find suitable employment?
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