ERIC Number: EJ759622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Esperanza's Lessons: Learning about Education through the Eyes of the Innocent
Ramirez, A. Y.
Multicultural Education, v13 n2 p47-51 Win 2005
This article describes El Salvadorian immigrant, Esperanza Marquez's experiences dealing with the inaccessibility of ESL and special education services at her children's schools, through an interview with the author. Throughout the nation, Latino immigrant parents like Esperanza do not only have to adjust to a new life in the United States, but to the educational culture as well. They are also experiencing the realities of cultural miscommunication and isolation when trying to find answers for themselves and for their children. This article specifically highlights the realities of Esperanza's plight as an immigrant, single-parent Latina, living in an urban community in Southern California.
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Special Education, Interviews, Urban Areas, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Cultural Differences, Cultural Isolation, Parent Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California