Howard Schools that experience rapid demographic shifts can meet the challenge by implementing five phases of professional development. Many school districts nationwide are experiencing rapid growth in the number of students of color, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and students from low-income families.
No matter how many generations ago, each of our families began with a voyage to that new land. This issue of HISTORY NOW, which is devoted to narrating this ongoing story of immigration, uses three groups whose arrivals span the centuries from colonial times to the present as the lens through which to view the immigrant experience.
Finally, we have devoted our interactive feature to several landmark legal cases that address the critical question: Why is the study of immigration such an important element of our curriculum on every level of education? In part, because the students in many of our classrooms mirror the diversity of American society that these essays highlight.
In the halls of my own college, students speak to one another in their native Russian, Spanish, Greek, Arabic, and Hebrew; in my classes, they bring to the study of American history a rich array of analogies to and revealing differences from lives begun in distant countries.
For these students, the study of immigration is reassuring, reminding them that others have gone through the same experiences, both difficult and exhilarating, of becoming American. But even students whose families arrived many generations or centuries ago benefit from a close examination of our diverse origins.
The study of immigration provides these students with an opportunity to reconnect with their own past and to understand the process that led to their becoming "native Americans.
She is the author of several books including Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Conservative, First Generations: Inventing the American Constitution, and Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence.The Accounting Career Awareness and Diversity Program (ACADP) is a program of the School of Business at CBU designed to increase the number of students from ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting.
Religion has played a crucial role in American immigration history as an institutional resource for migrants' social adaptation, as a map of meaning for interpreting immigration experiences, and as a continuous force for expanding the national ideal of pluralism.
The American Jewish Experience through the Nineteenth Century: Immigration and Acculturation: Jonathan D. Sarna and Jonathan Golden Brandeis University. McCarran-Walter Immigration and Naturalization Act extends token immigration quotas to Asian nations for support during World War II.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs begins selling million acres of Native American land to developers. Multiculturalism has become a proxy for other social and political issues: immigration, identity, political disenchantment, working-class decline.
Different countries, moreover, have followed distinct paths. In addition to these essays on Eastern European, and Puerto Rican immigration and the forced migration of African Americans we have included an essay that explores how immigrants engage the struggle between acculturation and the preservation of their ethnic or religious identities through the literature they produce.