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ERIC Number: EJ1025186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
A Twice-Told Tale: Voices of Resistance in a Borderlands Spanish Heritage Language Class
Helmer, Kimberly Adilia
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v44 n3 p269-285 Sep 2013
Drawn from a two-year critical ethnography, the author explores how Mexican-origin students in a U.S. southwest charter high school resisted Spanish heritage language instruction. Resistance was rooted in students' perception that their teacher unfairly characterized their linguistic and social identities. Students also constructed their non-native Spanish teacher to be a Spanish-language learner, disqualifying her to teach their heritage language, despite her proficiency. Misunderstandings arose from teacher's and students' limited imaginings of Spanish-language discourse communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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