Human history has been defined by movement from one place to another for the purpose of seeking residence geographically removed from one’s place of origin and in the process crossing political, social, economic, and natural boundaries. Contemporary understandings of migration are grounded in the concept of the nation-state and the movements across internationally recognized sovereign borders; however, “the migrant” also moves across and through a complex web of ideological, psychological, and emotional states of place and space. This entry provides an overview of current scholarship around migrants and out-of-school learning, focusing particularly on key areas of inquiry such as English learning and migrant education, early literacy and K–12 schooling, family and community engagement, and transnationalism and migrant literacy.

Migrant Literacy

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