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ERIC Number: EJ782751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Notes on Immigration, Youth, and Ethnographic Silence
Cruz, Cindy
Theory Into Practice, v47 n1 p67-73 Jan 2008
The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) migrant youth are often found in between narratives, complicated by the current political climate that makes it difficult for migrant students to disclose information about their lives. In this two-year ethnography of a public school that serves LGBTQ young people, the author suggests that teachers and education practitioners must learn to not only recognize the subtext of student narratives--the recognition of ethnographic silence and to listen for what is not being said--but also to create safe spaces in schools where LGBTQ migrant students feel comfortable to reveal identities without fear of reprisal. (Contains 4 notes.)
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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