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ERIC Number: EJ1072008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
Migrant Consciousness: Education, "Metissage," and the Politics of Farmworkng in Latino Communities
Salinas, Jose; Aguiano, Ruben Viramontez; Ibrahim, Awad
Philosophical Studies in Education, v39 p87-96 2008
The authors' intent in this essay is to use the experiential and the personal to create a luminal in between space where it meets the "objectively" historical and academic. Specifically, they intend to utilize concepts that are central to the praxis of critical thinking as illustrated by others, including Peter Baird, Sofia Villenas, and Donna Deyhle, to illustrate the unique space that migrant farmworkers occupy in education through the "migrant conscious." Within this essay, the authors see the migrant conscious as "concientización": coming to consciousness of the plight of Mexicans and Latinos in general as they struggle with the inequities in the farm fields and in the nation's schools. This is reflected in the migrant child who has mastered the ability to redefine himself or herself to effectively succeed in different school systems and in diverse communities and social settings. The "métissage" or rubbing of different cultural norms, systems, and ecological factors create the child's unique experience.
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