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ERIC Number: EJ1047792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Latina Spanish High School Teachers' Negotiation of Capital in New Latino Communities
Colomer, Soria Elizabeth
Bilingual Research Journal, v37 n3 p349-365 2014
Based on a qualitative study documenting how Spanish teachers bear an especially heavy burden as unofficial translators, interpreters, and school representatives, this article documents how some Latina high school Spanish teachers struggle to form social networks with Latino students in new Latino school communities. Employing social frameworks, the author uses data from semi-structured interviews with six north Georgia Latina high school Spanish teachers to explore the types of capital these Latina high school Spanish teachers exchanged with Latino students in new Latino school communities. Additionally, she reveals how sociocultural forces impacted participants' negotiation of capital in these contexts. Finally, the author provides suggestions and ideas for further study to better understand how Latina Spanish teachers might increase their own social networks in order to provide more capital to Latino students and their families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia