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ERIC Number: EJ1162231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
"Mexicans Are Like Thieves and Bad People, and We're Not Really Like That": Immigrant Youth Use Photovoice to Counter Racism and Discrimination
Roxas, Kevin C.; Gabriel, María L.; Becker, Kent
Journal of School Counseling, v15 n19 2017
One of the fastest growing segments of the student population in the U.S. includes students from immigrant backgrounds. However, there is a lack of research about how school counselors can access and listen to the voices of these youth. This article seeks to add to the existing research on multicultural school counseling for immigrant youth with a focus on students in middle school and proposes photovoice as a culturally responsive method of working with students. Photovoice is a participatory action research method used with marginalized youth that serves to empower participants to represent their point of view and everyday lived realities. The findings from the study include three themes which school counselors can learn from and act upon in their daily work with immigrant youth: middle school immigrant students' feelings of discrimination, the strengths and assets of their immigrant families, and the need for more support from school counselors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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