Large-scale immigration is one of the most important social developments of our time. It is a transformational process affecting families and their children. According to Caps, Fix, Murray, Ost, Passel and Herwantoro (2005), “Between 14 and 16 million immigrants entered the United States during the 1990s, up from 10 million during the 1980s and 7 million during the 1970s. Sustained high levels of immigration have also led to a rapid increase in the number of children who face serious challenges due to limited English proficiency” (p. 25). Sub-Saharan Africa contributes approximately 4 percent of the total immigrant students coming to the United States and encounter, among other barriers and detours, language, social and cultural disconnect.
|Keywords:||Immigrant Students, Sub-Sharan Africa, Limited English Proficiency, United States, Disconnect|
Ph.D Candidate, Educational Leadership, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
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