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ERIC Number: EJ783874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0273-446X
Examining the Academic and Personal-Social Experiences of Latina/o Children in Southeastern U.S. Rural, Burgeoning Latino Communities
Villalba, Jose A.; Brunelli, Maria; Lewis, Lucy; Wachter, Carrie
Rural Educator, v28 n3 p12-19 Spr 2007
Between the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Census several Southeastern states, largely void of a permanent Latino population prior to 1990, witnessed significantly large increases in the number of Latina/o residents, particularly in rural communities. This study was designed to ascertain the impressions of non-Latina/o teachers and school counselors working with Latina/o youngsters in elementary school settings in these communities through the use of focus group methodologies. Four general themes were identified using the Consensual Qualitative Research method of analysis: (I) Academic factors affecting Latina/o children in burgeoning communities; (II) School interventions used for addressing academic factors; (III) Latina/o children and family characteristics in burgeoning communities; and (IV) personal-social-economic factors impacting Latina/o children in burgeoning communities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A