Schooling Experience of Latino/a Immigrant Adolescents in North Carolina: An Examination of Relationships between Peers, Teachers, and Parents

Green, Matthew M.; Perreira, Krista M.; & Ko, Linda K. (2017). Schooling Experience of Latino/a Immigrant Adolescents in North Carolina: An Examination of Relationships between Peers, Teachers, and Parents. In Rong, Xu Lan & Hilburn, Jeremy (Eds.), Immigration and Education in North Carolina: The Challenges and Responses in a New Gateway State (pp. 53-80). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Green, Matthew M.; Perreira, Krista M.; & Ko, Linda K. (2017). Schooling Experience of Latino/a Immigrant Adolescents in North Carolina: An Examination of Relationships between Peers, Teachers, and Parents. In Rong, Xu Lan & Hilburn, Jeremy (Eds.), Immigration and Education in North Carolina: The Challenges and Responses in a New Gateway State (pp. 53-80). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

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Using qualitative interview data from the Latino Adolescent Mental Health and Adaptation study, this chapter examines how the school experiences of Latino/a immigrant adolescents in North Carolina influence their sociocultural adaptation. We consider how Latino/a immigrants describe their relationships with peers, teachers, and parents, and characterize the role of their peers, teachers, and parents in shaping their adaptation and promoting their academic engagement and achievement. We show that students' peers sometimes engage in practices and behaviors which can make Latino/a immigrant adolescents feel segregated or excluded from their schools and their communities. At the same time, teachers can help Latino/a immigrant students feel welcomed and cared for by adopting more multicultural perspectives which demonstrate an appreciation for their unique experiences and cultural heritages. When combined with supportive parenting that helps students value and maintain their heritage cultures and identities, caring teachers can promote the successful integration, bicultural identification, and academic engagement and achievement of immigrant youth.





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Immigration and Education in North Carolina: The Challenges and Responses in a New Gateway State

Breakthroughs in the Sociology of Education

Green, Matthew M.
Perreira, Krista M.
Ko, Linda K.

Rong, Xu Lan
Hilburn, Jeremy

Noblit, George W.

2017



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53-80




Sense Publishers

Rotterdam, The Netherlands





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