Coming of Political Age: American Schools and the Civic Development of Immigrant Youth

Coming of Political Age: American Schools and the Civic Development of Immigrant Youth

Elizabeth S. Smith of Furman University reviews Coming of Political Age: American Schools and the Civic Development of Immigrant Youth. In this book, Callahan and Muller identify a significant gap in our knowledge of the role schools play in preparing immigrant youth to be effective, participatory members of the US political system. Using two large national, longitudinal data sets, coupled with a more in-depth qualitative study, they show the significant impact schools generally, and the high school social science curriculum in particular, have on youth born to at least one parent who is a recent immigrant.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Rebecca M. Callahan (University of Texas at Austin), and Chandra Muller (University of Texas at Austin)
Reviewed by Elizabeth S. Smith, Furman University

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Fall 2015
Pages e19-e20
DOI 10.1111/imre.12212
Volume 49
Issue Number 3

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