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ERIC Number: EJ1157504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Border Stories: Using Critical Race and Latino Critical Theories to Understand the Experiences of Latino/a Children
Osorio, Sandra L.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v21 n1 p92-104 2018
The number of school-age children of color in US schools is increasing, while the teaching force continues to be dominated by white teachers. According to the 2013 Digest of Education Statistics in the 2011-2012 school year, 81.9% of public school teachers were white, while the projected number of Hispanic students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools is expected to increase 33% between 2011 and 2022. In my experience, the issue of immigration is often ignored by the majority white teacher population, but, as I will share in this article, it is part of the lived experience of Latino children. I present my students' border stories as discussed in relation to Latino children's literature. I am using the words "border stories" to represent the narratives my students shared about their families' experiences crossing the US-Mexico border as well as what they felt about the societal discourse around "illegal immigrants." Critical race theory (CRT) and Latino critical theory (LatCrit) are used to frame these border stories to speak against the majoritarian story.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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