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Soto, Lourdes Diaz; Garza, Irene – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
This article shares children's drawings and writings reflecting immigration border-crossing experiences in south Texas, USA. The authors present the children's drawings as well as their narratives, relying on the work of Robert Coles and the authors' own intuitive Latina/Xicana lenses. The authors' intent is to pursue the possibility of future…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Immigrants, Freehand Drawing, Hispanic Americans
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Soto, Lourdes Diaz; De Moed, Simone Tuinhof – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
Current neoliberal educational policies are impacting young children and their teachers in the United States in many ways. Young children and teachers find themselves in vulnerable positions within a framework of an imperialist education in the age of standardization. Part of the struggle is to open spaces of decolonization that include home…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Change, Teachers, Models
Soto, Lourdes Diaz, Ed. – Praeger, 2007
Latinos in the United States have fought hard to attain equality, especially in the field of education. "The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S." focuses on this fight for equal educational access and represents a significant addition to American educational literature. The contributors to this volume reveal that many Latino children…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Access to Education, Equal Education, Hispanic Americans
Soto, Lourdes Diaz, Ed. – Praeger, 2007
Latinos in the United States have fought hard to attain equality, especially in the field of education. "The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S." focuses on this fight for equal educational access and represents a significant addition to American educational literature. The contributors to this volume reveal that many Latino children…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students
Soto, Lourdes Diaz – Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 2005
This author states that the energy from frustration with the political, with the aggressive, with the patriarchal, with the privileged, with the capitalist, with the racist, with the sexist tends to make people feel quite powerless as the neo-liberals continue to exert their all encompassing right wing ideologies. This patriarchal…
Descriptors: Ideology, Peace, Violence, Global Approach
Soto, Lourdes Diaz; Kharem, Haroon – International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, 2006
In this article, the authors draw attention to the need for ethnolinguistic democracy at a time when linguistic and cultural issues are significantly impacting how schools, educators, students, and curriculum are perceived. The authors delineate the manifold acts of imperialism associated with the colonizing of young minds and bodies as culture…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Democracy, Linguistics, Multilingualism
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Soto, Lourdes Diaz – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
A study examined 13 bilingual Spanish-speaking children's perceptions of their bilingualism and biliteracy through conversations, collages, and drawings. The children felt the usefulness of becoming biliterate to be embedded in altruistic helping relations with family members and other monolingual speakers. Identity issues surfaced for all the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Altruism, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism
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Soto, Lourdes Diaz; Cervantes-Soon, Claudia G.; Villarreal, Elizabeth; Campos, Emmet E. – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
The Xicana Sacred Space resulted from an effort to develop a framework that would center the complexities of Chicana ontology and epistemology as they relate to social action projects in our communities. Claiming indigenous roots and ways of knowing, the Xicana Sacred Space functions as a decolonizing tool by displacing androcentric and Western…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Epistemology, Philosophy, Identification
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Soto, Lourdes Diaz – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2001
Describes how artwork can be a valuable catalyst for discussions in preservice education classes, allowing students to explore how their work as educators relates to their childhood memories and can be shaped by childhood experiences. Examines an art exhibition in which diverse artists depicted autobiographical text in their paintings. Discusses…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
Soto, Lourdes Diaz – 1999
The multicultural worlds of childhood in postmodern American present challenges and opportunities for the early childhood curriculum. This chapter explores the historical context of multicultural America and the possibility of an early childhood critical multicultural curriculum with "border crossings," or transversing subject-area disciplinary…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism
Soto, Lourdes Diaz – 1997
This book presents a case study of a Puerto Rican community in an industrial city, exposing conflicts surrounding the education of language and ethnic minority children and the resistance of many "Anglos" toward parents and community as sources of knowledge. Over 9 years, data were collected from bilingual families living in Steel Town,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Soto, Lourdes Diaz; Smrekar, Jocelynn L.; Nekcovei, Deanna L. – Directions in Language and Education, 1999
Decades of research document the powerful academic and socio-affective benefits of a strong home language base and affirmation of home language and culture as a valuable resource. This article explores the implicit challenges, daily realities, opportunities, and practical implications of incorporating language and culture into classrooms as they…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Anijar, Karen; Baltodano, Marta P.; Soto, Lourdes Diaz; Pruyn, Marc; Richardson, Troy – Multicultural Education, 1999
Presents five reviews of McLaren's 1997 book, with comments on critical pedagogy, multicultural education, capitalism, social justice, and remarks about student responses to "Revolutionary Multiculturalism." (SLD)|
Descriptors: Capitalism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Democracy
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Soto, Lourdes Diaz – Bilingual Research Journal, 1993
Home interviews with 30 Puerto Rican families in eastern Pennsylvania revealed that parents of higher-achieving children in grades K-2 preferred that their children have a native-language environment at home and in school to a greater extent than did families of lower-achieving children. Contains 48 references. (TD)|
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Family Influence, Hispanic Americans
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Soto, Lourdes Diaz – Young Children, 1991
Among the topics examined in this research review of issues in bilingual and bicultural education are (1) demographic and educational trends that point to growing numbers of bilingual and bicultural children; (2) continuing misconceptions about how young children learn a second language; (3) successful approaches in early childhood bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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