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ERIC Number: EJ1055262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Education and the Production of Diasporic Citizens in El Salvador
Dyrness, Andrea; Sepúlveda, Enrique, III
Harvard Educational Review, v85 n1 p108-131 Spr 2015
In this article, Dyrness and Sepúlveda argue that in El Salvador, young people are participants in a diasporic social imaginary that connects them with Salvadorans and other Latinos in the United States--before they have ever left the country. The authors explore how this transnational relationship manifests in two school communities in San Salvador: a private school long recognized as a gateway to the elite and a public school serving one of the most violent and impoverished urban marginalized communities in San Salvador. Focusing on two different contexts of socialization--"homeboy" expressive culture and school-based English instruction--they argue that both groups of students were experiencing contradictory forces of cultural socialization that are characteristic of the diaspora.
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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: El Salvador; United States
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