Academic Success for English Language Learners
In Part II—Sociocultural Issues and Implications
Chapter 7 – The Phenomenon of Uprooting by Cristina Igoa
In these excerpts from her book, The Inner World of the Immigrant Child, Cristina Igoa inspires us through her honest account of the experiences of immigrant children in a language classroom center near San Francisco. Drawing mainly on her observations of and conversations with children and their families, on her own experiences as an immigrant from the Philippines, and on the current literature, Igoa describes the variable stages of uprooting that children(and others) may be gong through in their efforts to adjust to and thrive in a new cultrues. Here the author also tells the stories of two young English Language Learners: Rosarios, a girl from the Philippines, and F’aatui, a boy from American Samoa.