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Population, Households, and Persons per Household By Race-Ethnicity in 65 Census Tracts*, Shelby County, 2000 

Population, Households, and Persons per Household By Race-Ethnicity in 65 Census Tracts*, Shelby County, 2000 

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This report examines the growing Latino population in Memphis and surrounding Shelby County (Tennessee), focusing on demography, Latino workers in the local economy, and a study of the needs and concerns of Hispanic immigrant women. The Hispanic population increased by 229 percent in Shelby County in the 1990s. In 2000, about half of the county's H...

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... Several studies (Chang, 2005;Doctoroff, 2001) show that new immigrant children often encounter difficulties in adapting to a new environment, which affects their school achievement; other studies (Gee, 2004;Hsiao, 2009;Kilbride & Ali, 2010;Mendoza, 2002;Seah, Atweh, Clarkson, & Ellerton, 2008) indicate there are language barriers that limit their learning opportunities. Also, these students often lack positive attitudes due to language and cultural barriers and low socioeconomic status (MET, 2010;Sreeharsha, 2010). ...
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To examine the relative performance in number sense among low-SES students, new immigrant students, and typical learners in grades 4 through 6, data were collected through a number sense web-based, two-tier test. A total of 628 fourth graders, 535 fifth graders, and 524 sixth graders in Taiwan participated in this study. Results showed that there were statistically significant differences in number sense performance among new immigrant children, low-SES students, and typical learners in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The subsequent post hoc comparisons indicated that there was a statistically significant difference between typical learners and new immigrant children in fourth and fifth grades. Moreover, there were statistically significant differences between typical learners and low-SES students in fifth and sixth grades. The Chi-squared test results also showed that there were significant differences in the uses of solution methods between the fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. Implications of this study and suggestions for the future studies are discussed.
... Since 1990, Tennessee's population has been transformed from one that was primarily white and black, with a small but significant American Indian population, to one that now includes the largest permanently settled Hispanic population in the state's history (Mendoza, 2002) The effects of this rapid social change have been multi-faceted for public and private social service and other government agencies as they seek to adjust to the demands of this population shift. Fueled largely by shifts in immigration patterns (Burrell, Redding, Schenck, & Mendoza, 2001;Camarota & Keeley 2001;Mendoza, 2002;Mendoza, Cisel, & Smith, 2001;Saenz, 2004), these demographic changes have also created new opportunities for researchers to study the dynamics of Latino immigration. ...
... Since 1990, Tennessee's population has been transformed from one that was primarily white and black, with a small but significant American Indian population, to one that now includes the largest permanently settled Hispanic population in the state's history (Mendoza, 2002) The effects of this rapid social change have been multi-faceted for public and private social service and other government agencies as they seek to adjust to the demands of this population shift. Fueled largely by shifts in immigration patterns (Burrell, Redding, Schenck, & Mendoza, 2001;Camarota & Keeley 2001;Mendoza, 2002;Mendoza, Cisel, & Smith, 2001;Saenz, 2004), these demographic changes have also created new opportunities for researchers to study the dynamics of Latino immigration. This research project is the result of one such opportunity. ...
... During this time frame, Tennessee, and all of its bordering states, experienced a rate of growth higher than the national percentage. Growth in Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia and North Carolina more than doubled the national rate during this same period (Camarota & Keeley 2001;Mendoza 2002 According to Mendoza (2002), most Latina women in Memphis City (72%) and ...
... In Tennessee, the overall number of Latinas and Latinos is still a relatively small percentage of the population, but they are nonetheless a striking new presence. In some counties, the growth has been especially dramatic, with attendant impacts on schools and other institutions that are ill-prepared to cope equitably or competently with the newcomers they are now challenged to serve (Mendoza, 2002; Smith, 2001). 4 ...
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This article questions the meanings and expression of "citizenship" in the context of new Latina and Latino migration into the southeastern United States-a region long marked by legally policed racial systems and now experiencing the varied shocks of globalization. Focused on a legislative campaign that won access to a state-issued driver's licence for undocumented migrants in Tennessee in spring 2001, the article explores some of the tensions that emerged on the road to this unlikely victory and raises questions for the immigrants' rights movement in the US about the costs and gains that may follow from different ways of framing its demands. The dominant frame this particular campaign adopted was a pragmatic and politically acceptable call to improve traffic safety, one that reflected a conscious choice to downplay issues of rights, justice or global perspective. Yet the article also reports that the campaign in fact created and used opportunities for activists to raise issues related to migrant rights. It also made a dramatic, albeit temporary, improvement in the daily lives of migrants in the state. The article then sketches three citizenship norms that current struggles might prefigure. These three norms are: the full right to international mobility of human beings; the right to identity; and duties of citizenship in a globalizing world.