ERIC Number: ED528346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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Immigration and the Challenge of Education: A Social Drama Analysis in South Central Los Angeles. Education, Politics and Public Life
Jaramillo, Nathalia E.
Part enthnograpy and part testimony, this book analyzes a school setting and community from the standpoint of a group of immigrant mothers (las madres) in South Central Los Angeles who were concerned about the education of their children and the violence in their communities. Written in both the first and third person, in Spanish and English, the text brings together the women's dialogue and observations of the world around them as they embarked on an oftentimes conflicting process of putting into action their developing political consciousness. The social drama of the school and community is revealed through their change and advocacy. This book contains the following chapters: (1) The Social Drama of Mirasur; (2) Setting the Stage: The School-Community Borderland; (3) The Pedagogy of the Burro; (4) The Breach; (5) Inner Theater: Social Drama as Shifting Consciousness; (6) Anti-Structure and Communitas; and (7) Revolutionary Social Drama: De-colonial Pedagogical Processes.
Descriptors: Immigration, Urban Schools, Mothers, Immigrants, Violence, Spanish, Personal Narratives, Parent Attitudes, Politics of Education, School Community Relationship, Social Environment, Drama, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California