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Made in America: Immigrant Students in Our Public Schools
This is a firsthand portrait of life at Madison High, a prototype public high school. Laurie Olsen spent two-and-a-half years in the Madison High community attending classes and interviewing teachers, administrators, students, and parents.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by New Press
(first published October 28th 1997)
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Laurie Olsen’s book: Made in America gives insight into the world of an English language learner. It gives example after example of cases she has personally seen and worked with. She goes deep into explaining the thought process and giving exact quotes from actual students. This book is both thought provoking and life changing for teachers who have not worked with or learned how to assist an English language learner. I highly recommend this book if you are a content teacher or if you are gettin ...more
This book, which I believe originated as a doctoral dissertation, is a detailed account of a typical high school in the Bay Area of California and its response to a sudden and dramatic increase of immigrant families in the community. Olsen spent two years immersed in this school interviewing students, teachers, and administrators, and provides an extremely accurate account of the perception of the adults on campus and how that compares to the reality of what different groups of students actually ...more
I read about half of this book and eventually put it down. It's a very interesting topic, talking about the clashes in cultures between students of different backgrounds who all attend the same school. Unfortunately it did not hold my attention because each chapter was much too long for the amount of information that was in it.