Educational outcomes of English Language Learners in Massachusetts: A focus on Latino/a students

Title: Educational outcomes of English Language Learners in Massachusetts: A focus on Latino/a  students

Author: Karp, Faye and Uriarte, Miren

Publication: Gaston Institute Publications, Paper 159

Date: 2010

Description: This paper analyzes the enrollment and outcomes of English Language Learners (ELL) in Massachusetts with a special focus on Latino students of Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The report provides state-level, district-level, and school-level recommendations for reforming current policy and practice with regard to teaching LEP students.

http://sholarworks.umb.edu/gaston_pubs/159

Keywords: education, English language learners

Cataloged by: Alison Fulmer / B. J. Perkins

Profiles of Asian American subgroups in Massachusetts: Vietnamese Americans in Massachusetts

Title: Profiles of Asian American subgroups in Massachusetts: Vietnamese Americans in Massachusetts

Author: Lo, Shauna and Tran, Thao

Publication: Institute of Asian American Studies Publications, Paper 30

Date: 2012

Description: This paper presents an overview of the socio-economic characteristics of Vietnamese American populations in Massachusetts focusing on populations in Boston and Worcester.

http://www.scholarworks.umb.edu/iaas_pubs/30

Keywords: Vietnamese Americans, Asian Americans, immigrants

Cataloged by: Alison Fulmer/ B. J. Perkins

Asia comes to Main Street and may learn to speak Spanish: Globalization in a poor neighborhood in Worcester

Title: Asia comes to Main Street and may learn to speak Spanish: Globalization in a poor neighborhood in Worcester

Authors: Ross, Robert J.S. and Driscoll Derickson, Kate

Publication: Local Knowledge: Worcester Area Community-Based Research, Paper 2

Date: 2008

Description: This paper investigates the appearance of an enclave of Vietnamese-owned businesses in a Main South neighborhood of Worcester, Massachusetts, a poor neighborhood with a large Latino population. In exploring this phenomenon, the authors examine global and regional economic trends and their effect on immigration, the social and economic context of immigration in Worcester and the literature on immigrant entrepreneurs and ethnic enclaves. The paper concludes by considering the prospects for this particular enclave of immigrant entrepreneurs as well as other immigrants in Worcester.

http://commons.clarku.edu/localknowledge/2

Keywords: Asian Americans, immigration, Vietnamese Americans, ethnic enclave, entrepreneurs

Cataloged by: Alison Fulmer / B. J. Perkins