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Opening doors : community centers connecting working-class immigrant families and schools / Nga-Wing Anjela Wong.

Author/Creator:
Wong, Nga-Wing Anjela, 1981- author.
Publication:
New York : Peter Lang, [2018] , ©2018
Series:
Social justice across contexts in education ; v. 7.
Social Justice Across Contexts In Education, 2372-6849 ; vol. 7
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 160 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
United States
Community centers -- United States.
Social work with youth -- United States.
Asian Americans -- Education -- United States.
Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Youth centers -- United States.
Immigrant children -- Education -- United States.
Community and school -- United States.
Education -- Parent participation -- United States.
Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Asian Americans -- Education.
Community and school.
Community centers.
Education -- Parent participation.
Immigrant children -- Education.
Social work with youth.
Youth centers.
Summary:
In 2014--for the first time--over 50% of those in U.S. public schools are students of color. Furthermore, children of immigrants, the majority of whom are of Asian and Latinx origin, are the fastest-growing population in the U.S. Addressing their needs has become an important issue facing educators, researchers, and policy makers nationwide. More importantly, working-poor and low-income immigrant families of color need support and resources to negotiate and navigate between their home/community and their school/dominant society. Opening Doors: Community Centers Connecting Working-Class Immigrant Families and Schools examines the role and impact of a community-based organization (the Harborview Chinatown Community Center) and its youth program (the Community Youth Center), which is located in an East Coast city. Framed by the "Community Cultural Wealth" framework (Yosso, 2005) and Youth (Comm) Unity, Opening Doors argues that the Harborview Chinatown Community Center helps low-income Chinese immigrant families negotiate and navigate their multiple worlds. Specifically, this book examines the services and support for low-income and working-poor Chinese American immigrant families during out-of-school hours--back cover.
Contents:
Community-based organizations centering family-community-school partnerships
Portraits of Chinatown, Harborview, and HCCC
Parents' relationship with children and U.S. schools
Youths' relationship with family and school
Accessing information, opportunities and advocacy
The importance of youth (comm)unity
Revisiting and reflecting with the CYC youth
Implication for policy & practice.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
9781433146855
1433146851
9781433146862
143314686X
9781433146879
9781433146886
9781433146893
OCLC:
1001298097
Publisher Number:
99976753025
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