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ERIC Number: EJ1039646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Youth Social Justice Engagement in the Face of Anti-Latina/o Immigrant Illegitimacy
Gutiérrez, Leticia Alvarez
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v46 n2 p307-323 Jun 2014
Drawing from a larger ethnographic study, in this research I examine how a group of newcomer Mexican immigrant high school students counteracted a hostile school climate, educational practices and adverse relationships with mainstream peers and adults. The purpose of this study is to help educators and policy makers understand how engaging in social justice movements in the educational context has helped immigrant students to counteract and reconstruct their adverse schooling experiences into positive contributions to their success. This study suggests that Mexican immigrant youth demonstrate agency through civic engagement and intra-tactical strategies that strengthen their linguistic, cultural, and learner identities. The article concludes with recommendations on how educators and policy makers can facilitate engagement in order to support and improve education for immigrant and Latina/o students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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