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ERIC Number: EJ1023600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-9035
Eradicating Borders: An Exploration of ScholArtistry for Embracing Mexican Immigrant Children and Youth in Education
Faltis, Chris
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v9 n2 p50-62 Fall 2013
In this paper, I use Nielsen's (2005) scholARTistry (as cited in Siegesmund & Cahnmann-Taylor, 2008), interweaving art and written text to interpret and challenge the widespread impact of Borders in school and society. With an artistic and scholarly eye, I argue that the Border needs to be removed, not only the physical wall, but also the many Borders that exist in society to bar Mexican and other Latino immigrants and the children of Mexican immigrants from gaining full access life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, including the right to meaningful education in American public schools. Using art (oil paintings) and written text, I intend to provoke readers to envision education from a hybrid lens of art and scholarship, to engage in exploring a world without Borders.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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