Coming of Political Age: American Schools and the Civic Development of Immigrant Youth
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
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.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12212.