Immigration and schooling in the Republic of Ireland – making a difference? │Devine, D; (2011)│Manchester: Manchester University Press

This book provides an overview of how immigration has impacted on the education system in Ireland. It does so within the context of a broader critique and analysis of policy related to diversity in Irish education since the foundaton of the state, and considers how the structure and functioning of the education system has set the context for responses to migrant children in primary and post-primary schools.  Grounded in a theoretical approach that draws on the work of Bourdieu and Foucaullt, the book details the  significance of responses and perspectives of principals, teachers, parents and children to education in newly multi-ethnic contexts, and the complex inter-weaving of class, gender and ethnici identities  to the perspectives taken.   Themes related to leadership and teaching for diversity, power and governance, the fostering of a deliberative democracy in schools are critically explored in the context of broader  trends of transnational migration and  the marketisation of education among globally competitive states

The Changing Faces of Ireland: Exploring the Lives of Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Children│Darmody, M. Tyrrell, N. and Song, S. 2011│Sense: Rotterdam

Despite the increased number of ethnically-diverse immigrant children and young people in the Ireland, currently there is a paucity of information about aspects of their lives in Ireland. This book is aimed at contributing to this gap in knowledge. This edited collection will be of interest to researchers in the fields of migration studies, childhood studies, education studies, human geography, sociology, applied social studies, social work, health studies and psychology. It will also be a useful resource to educators, social workers, youth workers and community members working with (or preparing to work with) children with immigrant and ethnic minority backgrounds in Ireland.

Higher Education and Children in Immigrant Families│Paper released by Sandy Baum a professor of economics, emerita, at Skidmore College. and Stella M. Flores an assistant professor of public policy and higher education at Vanderbilt University.

The increasing role that immigrants and their children, especially those from Latin America, are playing in American society, Sandy Baum and Stella Flores argue, makes it essential that as many young newcomers as possible enroll and succeed in postsecondary education.

Immigrant youths from some countries find the doors to the nation’s colleges wide open. But other groups, such as those from Latin America, Laos, and Cambodia, often fail to get a post-secondary education. Immigration status itself is not a hindrance. The characteristics of the immigrants, such as their country of origin, race, and parental socioeconomic status, in addition to the communities, schools, and legal barriers that greet them in the United States, explain most of that variation.