Immigration issues around the world impact teachers and teacher educators. The Pew Research Center reported, “3.9 million kindergarten through 12th-grade students in U.S. public and private schools in 2014 – or 7.3% of the total – were children of unauthorized immigrants.” (Passel and Cohen, 2016). Recently estimates point to the U.S. Census breaking all records on the number of immigrants raising it from 13.5 percent of the U. S. population today to 15 percent in 2023, many of whom are the children of immigrants (Bedard, 2017) both documented and undocumented. And, the implications for teachers are ever-present surrounding the uncertainties of evolving immigration policies such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The demographics of schools in the United States will continue to change significantly and so must our understanding of this growing diversity. These new challenges and opportunities have great implications for how we prepare new teachers, design effective professional development for teachers at all stages of their careers, and help create more dynamic leaders at the building, state, and national levels (Lew, 2012).
We invite researchers to submit manuscripts focused on studies related to teacher education and immigration.
Bedard, P. (2017, March 28). Census: Immigration to bust 100-year record, continue surging. The Washington Examiner. Retrieved October 11, 2017, from http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/census-immigration-to-bust-100-year-record-continue-surging/article/2618657
Lew, J. (2012). Children of immigrants: Imperatives for teacher education. Teacher Education and Practice, 25 (4), 565-568.
Passel, J. and Cohn, P. (2016). Children of unauthorized immigrants represent rising share of K-12 students. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/17/children-of-unauthorized-immigrants-represent-rising-share-of-k-12-students/
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