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ERIC Number: EJ1151748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
I Think Immigrants "Kind of Fall into Two Camps": Boundary Work by U.S.-Born Community Members in St. Louis, Missouri
Dorner, Lisa M.; Crawford, Emily R.; Jennings, Joel; Sandoval, J. S. Onésimo; Hager, Emily
Educational Policy, v31 n6 p921-947 Sep 2017
To understand how educational policies are created and supported for immigrants and their children, we must explore how community members make sense of broader immigrant/immigration discourses. Guided by theories of "boundary work," grounded analyses of 27 interviews with U.S.-born residents in metropolitan St. Louis (a community with diverse and increasing immigration) revealed conflicting and ambivalent discourses. Respondents' opinions shifted as they conceptualized affiliations and borders--real and symbolic--between themselves and foreign-born individuals. The discussion will address how the "hardening" or "blurring" of such boundaries can affect the development and support of educational policies for immigrants and refugees.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)
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