Maciel M. Hernandez
Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and University Honors
child development, immigrants, education, developmental psychology
Being an essential part of American community, immigrants face several challenges as they adjust to life away from their home country. Many of those challenges begin when immigrant students start school in the United States education system. This exploratory research investigates the school experiences of immigrants and whether or not they were supported by their peers, teachers, parents, and community and how that influenced their development. Adult immigrants will reflect back on their education experience through interviews in order for the researcher to contribute a new foundation for immigrant student development research from the perspective of actual immigrants. This will show how schools can better support their immigrant students in order to optimize their psychological development. Due to COVID-19, the interviews were postponed. This thesis will include the methodology and predicted results.
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Guerrero, Kayla R., "The Development of Immigrants in Education" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 926.