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Making Migration Work

Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Vol. 85, No. 4

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco,  New York University, Institute for Advanced Study
Carola Suárez-Orozco,  New York University, Institute for Advanced Study
Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj,  New York University

Schools the world over are being transformed by growing numbers of immigrant-origin children. As schools face the challenge of educating linguistically, culturally, and racially diverse students, globalization imposes yet another set of demands on education. In this article we examine the varied pathways taken by immigrant-origin children. We outline some of the most critical contributors shaping their transition to new countries with a specific focus on education and schooling and explore some promising practices in a variety of national contexts and domains of immigrant life.

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at New York University; The Richard Fisher Membership Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey; and co-director of immigration studies at New York University. His forthcoming books include Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World (with Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj) and Immigration's Echo: Family Dislocations and the New Immigrant Generation (with Carola Suárez-Orozco). 

Carola Suárez-Orozco is a professor of applied psychology at New York University. Her books include Learning a New Land: Immigrant Children in American Society; Children of Immigration; and Transformations: Migration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents. She received an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation in 2006 for her lifetime work on the psychology of immigration and became a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2009.  

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj is a doctoral candidate in international education at New York University. She is coeditor with Marcelo Suárez-Orozco of the forthcoming book Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross Schools and Education for the Global Era (NYU Press).