Edition 215 - March 2019

Immigration, Diversity and Student Journeys to Higher Education

Peter J. Guarnaccia, Immigration, Diversity and Student Journeys to Higher Education. ISBN 978-1-4331-5991-6. Pages: 188.

The book presents an in-depth analysis of how immigrant students at a major public research university were able to strike a balance between maintaining their families’ cultural roots and learning US culture in order to enter college. The text provides quotes from the 160 immigrant students who participated in the 21 focus groups that form the core of this study. The students’ families come from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America, and reflect a wide range of experiences and insights into how these students successfully pursued higher education. In the book’s conclusions, the author puts forward some recommendations on “how to improve acculturation research and how to facilitate immigrant students’ journeys to educational success”.

Peter Lang

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