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ERIC Number: EJ774716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Voices: Bilingual Youth Constructing and Defending Their Identities across Borders, a Binational Study of Puerto Rican Circular Migrant Students
de Jesus, Ramon Vega; Sayers, Dennis
Multicultural Education, v14 n4 p16-19 Sum 2007
This article summarizes an interview-based investigation of Puerto Rican circular migrant students (CMSs) between Puerto Rico and the Northeastern United States. The goals of the study were (1) to identify the perceptions of Puerto Rican CMSs related to the reasons for migration (M) and circular migration (CM), and (2) to identify their perceptions of how CM affects their social and academic lives. The study was binational in scope, involving CMSs from Puerto Rico as well as from the Northeastern region of the United States. The data collected consisted of structured interviews, that is, audio-taped or video-taped dialogues between a student and a familiar teacher that focused on the student's "educational autobiography." The purpose of this study was to amplify the voices of Puerto Rican circular migrant students and gain much-needed insight into the perceptions, feelings, opinions, positions, and world views of this growing group. The findings of this study have implications for designing effective pedagogy and support services with other groups that also undergo similar continual circular migrations across national borders and between states. Appendix A contains a list of the interview questions in both English and Spanish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico