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Children of Immigrants in Schools

The Education and Migration project is coordinating a three-year research and fellowship initiative investigating the role of educational institutions and policy in the integration of children of immigrants. Under the leadership of sociologist Richard Alba of SUNY-Albany, we have assembled five bi-national (American and European) teams, staffed with senior principal investigators and research fellows (pre- and postdocs) from both the United States and the European country under comparison:

  1. School funding and tracking in New York City, USA, and Amsterdam, Holland.
  2. Navigating borders in schools and communities in California and Catalonia, Spain.
  3. The impact of timing, differentiation, and second chances in the United States and Great Britain.
  4. Promising schooling practices for immigrant children in the United States and Sweden.
  5. The transition to the labor market for Mexicans in the United States and North Africans in France.


More detailed information can be found on the project's website or by downloading the flyer on the right.
Program Director
Jennifer Holdaway
Program Staff
Eda Pepi


In partnership with

  • State University of New York at Albany