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Inclusion of Children of Immigrants from Mexico in the California ECE System

Mcdermott, Caitlin LU (2013) UTVK03 20131
Sociology
Abstract
This thesis will critically analyze the extent of inclusion and exclusion among young children of immigrants from Mexico to the the United States in the California Early Childhood Education System (ECE), commonly referred to as preschool. It will analyze inclusion based on the public ECE program, Head Start. Using secondary analysis, it studies how Head Start has been successful in promoting inclusion among children of Mexican immigrants, and the barriers and challenges which children of immigrants face in regards to inclusion. A theoretical framework of inclusion and incorporation, with an emphasis on cultural diversity is provided as the basis for analysis. This thesis concludes that the state, through Head Start, has fostered inclusion... (More)
This thesis will critically analyze the extent of inclusion and exclusion among young children of immigrants from Mexico to the the United States in the California Early Childhood Education System (ECE), commonly referred to as preschool. It will analyze inclusion based on the public ECE program, Head Start. Using secondary analysis, it studies how Head Start has been successful in promoting inclusion among children of Mexican immigrants, and the barriers and challenges which children of immigrants face in regards to inclusion. A theoretical framework of inclusion and incorporation, with an emphasis on cultural diversity is provided as the basis for analysis. This thesis concludes that the state, through Head Start, has fostered inclusion among children of immigrants through the promotion of certain policies and program designs. However, the extent of these inclusion efforts do not provide for the numerous barriers faced by children of immigrants. There is a lack of immigrant-specific policies which aim to encourage inclusion and cultural diversity. Children of immigrants face greater challenges than do children of natives in regards to accessing, and profiting from the potential benefits of ECE. (Less)
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author
Mcdermott, Caitlin LU
supervisor
organization
course
UTVK03 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social policies, immigration, Early Childhood Education, ECE, head start, inclusion
language
English
id
3807339
date added to LUP
2013-06-27 14:18:59
date last changed
2013-06-27 14:18:59
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  abstract     = {This thesis will critically analyze the extent of inclusion and exclusion among young children of immigrants from Mexico to the the United States in the California Early Childhood Education System (ECE), commonly referred to as preschool. It will analyze inclusion based on the public ECE program, Head Start. Using secondary analysis, it studies how Head Start has been successful in promoting inclusion among children of Mexican immigrants, and the barriers and challenges which children of immigrants face in regards to inclusion. A theoretical framework of inclusion and incorporation, with an emphasis on cultural diversity is provided as the basis for analysis. This thesis concludes that the state, through Head Start, has fostered inclusion among children of immigrants through the promotion of certain policies and program designs. However, the extent of these inclusion efforts do not provide for the numerous barriers faced by children of immigrants. There is a lack of immigrant-specific policies which aim to encourage inclusion and cultural diversity. Children of immigrants face greater challenges than do children of natives in regards to accessing, and profiting from the potential benefits of ECE.},
  author       = {Mcdermott, Caitlin},
  keyword      = {social policies,immigration,Early Childhood Education,ECE,head start,inclusion},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Inclusion of Children of Immigrants from Mexico in the California ECE System},
  year         = {2013},
}