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Author Pessoa, Silvia, 1977-
Title Undocumented Uruguayan immigrants : biliteracy and educational experiences / Silvia Pessoa.
Imprint El Paso [Tex.] : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2010.

Series The new Americans, recent immigration and American society
New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Subject Immigrants -- Education -- United States -- Case studies.
Uruguayans -- Education -- United States.
Education, Bilingual -- United States -- Case studies.
English language -- Study and teaching -- United States -- Foreign speakers -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 259 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-252) and index.
Contents Chapter 1: Studying Biliteracy and Educational Experiences amongUndocumented Immigrant Students; Chapter 2: The Uruguayan Community in Elizabeth, New Jersey; Chapter 3: Sin Papeles: Living, Working, and Studying under anUndocumented Immigrant Status; Chapter 4: Separate and Unequal: The Challenges of Inner CitySchools for Recently Arrived Undocumented Immigrants; Chapter 5: Five Special Cases: Different Paths in BiliteracyDevelopment and Educational Experiences; Chapter 6: Biliteracy Practices & Abilities: Language Maintenance orShift?
Chapter 7: Linguistic Resources in Biliteracy PracticesChapter 8: Two Special Cases: Patricio and Cristina; Chapter 9: Explaining Biliteracy Development and AcademicAchievement among Undocumented Immigrant Adolescents; References.
Summary Pessoa provides valuable insights into the educational experiences of undocumented immigrant adolescents in urban schools in the U.S. She calls attention to the impact of undocumented status on educational attainment as it prevents students from fully concentrating on their schooling and limits immigrant students? motivation to succeed academically and achieve higher education. However, despite the sociocultural and political constraints faced by undocumented immigrants, individual differences in the form of cultural capital, previous schooling experiences, literacy practices, and attitudes pr.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1593324030 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781593324032 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781593326401 (electronic bk.)
1593326408 (electronic bk.)
9781593324032 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 732955755
Additional Format Print version: Pessoa, Silvia, 1977- Undocumented Uruguayan immigrants. El Paso [Tex.] : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2010 9781593324032 (DLC) 2010011831 (OCoLC)500824179