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The Newest "Outsiders": Educating Mexican Migrant and Immigrant Youth

This chapter discusses the educational needs of Mexican immigrant children and effective practices that meet those needs. During 1984-92, the number of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in public schools grew 70 percent to 2.3 million; three fourths of LEP students spoke Spanish; and 40 percent of these were born in Mexico. Increased immigration and demands on public schools have led to attempts to deny education to undocumented immigrant children, but the courts have upheld these children's access to education and mandated provision of special programs for LEP students.

  • Author/Creator: Romo, Harriett D.
  • Date Published: 00-00
  • Year: 1996

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