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ERIC Number: ED568013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 193
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3395-3017-8
Nuestras Escuelas: A Grounded Theory Study of the Barriers to Family Involvement in Special Education Faced by Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Families
Morales, Santiago
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, New Mexico State University
Immigration has played an important role in the history of the United States of America. As a country founded by immigrants more than two hundred years ago, it continues to attract individuals from across the globe. People journey to the United States in search of political and economic freedom as well as opportunities that may have been impossible for them to achieve in their native lands. The United States is the "the land of opportunity," and is a land made up of a variety of cultures and beliefs. The diversity in this country has contributed to its strength and success. The potential that immigrants possess is immense as is their hope for a better future; however, the challenges that are faced by many undocumented immigrants are difficult and hinder their growth and ability to pursue the American dream. For undocumented Mexican immigrant families with children who have special needs, the benefits offered by the United States are worth the great lengths they must endure to enter or even just to remain in the country. However, once in the United States, undocumented Mexican immigrants face new challenges. One such challenge comes in the form of family involvement in special education for their children identified with a disability. The following study aims to shed light on barriers to family involvement in special education faced by undocumented Mexican immigrant families. Through a qualitative research approach, utilizing a grounded theory design, undocumented Mexican immigrant families will provide a voice to their experiences and the challenges they have faced when attempting to participate in their children's special education program. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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