chapter  One
10 Pages

Introduction

WithSheena Choi

In modern society, education is often seen as a vehicle of social mobility. While the myth of social mobility through education may be exaggerated, the value of schooling for socioeconomic attainment is well established (Olneck, 1995). Especially for immigrant children, schooling has been considered “an avenue out of poverty and into the middle class” (Olneck, 1995, p. 322).