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ERIC Number: EJ1154575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Imagined Community of Education: Voices from Refugees and Immigrants
He, Ye; Bettez, Silvia Cristina; Levin, Barbara B.
Urban Education, v52 n8 p957-985 Oct 2017
To challenge deficit thinking concerning immigrants and refugees in urban schools, we engaged members of local immigrant and refugee communities from China, Mexico, Liberia, and Sudan in focus group discussions about their prior educational experiences, their hopes and aspirations for education, and the supports and challenges they encountered in their perceived reality of PK-12 education in the United States. In an effort to promote asset-based approaches, we employed Yosso's framework in our analysis to highlight the community cultural wealth and to describe the process of creating an "imagined community" of education shared among our participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Mexico; Liberia; Sudan; North Carolina
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