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Supporting College Students of Immigrant Origin: New Insights from Research, Policy, and Practice

Blake R. Silver

Over 5 million college students in the United States - nearly one-in-three students currently enrolled - are of immigrant origin, meaning they are either the children of immigrant parents or guardians and/or immigrants themselves. These students accounted for almost 60% of the growth in higher education enrolment in the 21st century. Nevertheless, there is very little research dedicated to this student population's specific experiences of postsecondary education, with similar absences discernible within the realms of higher education policy and practice. Although college campuses are making important progress in building more inclusive spaces, conversations about climate and student care rarely account for the journeys of students of immigrant origin. Featuring 20 chapters written by more than 50 contributors, this book addresses this glaring omission. The authors examine how students of immigrant origin experience the road to, through, and beyond higher education, while, simultaneously, speaking to evidence-based implications for policy, research, and practice.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: May 23rd, 2024
  • Pages: 492
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.06in - 1.81lb
  • EAN: 9781009408257
  • Categories: Educational PsychologyStudent Life & Student Affairs

About the Author

Silver, Blake R.: - Blake R. Silver is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Educational Pathways and Faculty Development at George Mason University. He is the author of The Cost of Inclusion: How Student Conformity Leads to Inequality on College Campuses (2020), which won an American Educational Studies Association's Critics' Choice Book Award and the NASPA Faculty Council Outstanding Publication Award.
Pagliarulo McCarron, Graziella: - Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron is an Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at George Mason University. Informed by her experiences as a first-generation college student of immigrant origin, she has over twenty years of experience as a scholar-practitioner centered around holistic student development, increasing access to higher education, mattering, community-building, and creating inclusive learning spaces.