Worldwide Expert on Globalization, Immigration and Education
We are in the midst of the largest migratory wave in human history. What is the impact of globalization and immigration on businesses around the world? How do we educate newly arrived immigrant children? These are some of the major questions that Marcelo Suarez-Orozco addresses. A distinguished voice on immigration, globalization and education (separately and in relation to each other), he is the co-founder of the Harvard Immigration Projects, and has lectured around the world, including at the UN and the Vatican.
Suarez-Orozco's latest book, a re-release of Latinos: Remaking America, is a comprehensive study of the fastest-growing ethnic group in America; by mid-century Latinos will comprise a quarter of the country's population. Suarez-Orozco's Learning in a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society—based on a five-year study of the lives, dreams, frustrations and ironies of hundreds of newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, and Central America—recently won the prestigious Stone Award for 2008, for Best Book on Education. In Learning in the Global Era, a new anthology, he offers constructive approaches to educate a global generation of youth in a rapidly changing world.
A member of the National Academy of Education, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco has been a tenured professor at Harvard and a fellow at Stanford. His books, many of them co-authored, all of them path-breaking, include The New Immigration; Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium; Latinos: Remaking America; Children of Immigration; and the award-winning Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents.
Globalization and Immigration
Synthesizing ideas from a broad range of disciplines Suarez-Orozco examines how globalization and large-scale immigration are affecting youth, both in and out of schools, and shows us why, if they are to become informed citizens in the new millennium, we must help them develop new skills and sensibilities far ahead of what most education systems can now offer.
Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era
"The Ross School is an exemplary model of what is attainable for global education in the 21st Century" -Oprah Winfrey
Over the last two decades, the influential Ross School has pioneered a systematic approach to education that is consciously tailored for our unprecedented new era of global interdependence. While other schooling systems are slow to adapt to shifting economic, technological, demographic, and cultural terrains, the Ross School maps out an exciting shift in educational thinking. In this talk, immigration and education expert Marcelo Suarez-Orozco examines the ethos and practices of the Ross School, showing us how their revolutionary ideas have changed public education for the better. The Ross model, which cultivates in students a truly global perspective, aligns with broader and vital trends in the arts, the humanities, and the sciences of today's fast-changing and interconnected world.
What World Migration Means for Business
America now has more immigrants than ever before; the immigrant GDP is roughly one trillion dollars. With incomparable intelligence and historical data, Suarez-Orozco shows us why this wave of immigration is vastly different from previous ones, and what its profound implications are for every facet of American business.
Immigration and Education
In America today, one in five children is from an immigrant-headed home. How should these children be educated to become engaged citizens? Should they be encouraged to assimilate or to maintain their cultural traditions? With charm, with hard data, Suarez-Orozco explores these and other questions about the future of education in this country.
Globalization defines our era. While it has created a great deal of debate in economic, policy, and grassroots circles, many aspects of the phenomenon remain virtual terra incognita. Education is at the heart of this continent of the unknown. This pathbreaking book examines how globalization and large-scale immigration are affecting children and youth, both in and out of schools. Taking into consideration broad historical, cultural, technological, and demographic changes, the contributors--all leading social scientists in their fields--suggest that these global transformations will require youth to develop new skills, sensibilities, and habits of mind that are far ahead of what most educational systems can now deliver.
Drawing from comparative and interdisciplinary materials, the authors examine the complex psychological, sociocultural, and historical implications of globalization for children and youth growing up today. The book explores why new and broader global visions are needed to educate children and youth to be informed, engaged, and critical citizens in the new millennium.
Learning in a New Land
One child in five in America is the child of immigrants, and their numbers increase each year. Very few will return to the country they barely remember. Who are they, and what America do they know?
Based on an extraordinary interdisciplinary study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America, and Mexico for five years, this book provides a compelling account of the lives, dreams, and frustrations of these youngest immigrants. Richly told portraits of high and low achievers are packed with unexpected ironies. When they arrive, most children are full of optimism and a respect for education. But poor neighborhoods and dull--often dangerous--schools can corrode hopes. The vast majority learn English--but it is the English of video games and the neighborhood, not that of standardized tests.
For some of these children, those heading off to college, America promises to be a land of dreams. These lucky ones have often benefited from caring mentors, supportive teachers, or savvy parents. For others, the first five years are marked by disappointments, frustrations, and disenchantment. How can we explain their varied academic journeys?
The children of immigrants, here to stay, are the future—and how they adapt will determine the nature of America in the twenty-first century.
The New Immigration
At the turn of the millennium, the United States has the largest number of immigrants in its history. As a consequence, immigration has emerged once again as a subject of scholarly inquiry and policy debate. This volume brings together the dominant conceptual and theoretical work on the New Immigration from such disparate disciplines as anthropology, demography, psychology, and sociology. Immigration today is a global and transnational phenomenon that affects every region of the world with unprecedented force. Although this volume is devoted to scholarly work on the new immigration in the U.S. setting, any of the broader conceptual issues covered here also apply to other post-industrial countries such as France, Germany, and Japan.