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ERIC Number: EJ788373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Trying to Fit in a Different World: Acculturation of Latino Families with Young Children in the United States
Cortez, Mari
International Journal of Early Childhood, v40 n1 p97-100 2008
Immigrant families in countries such as the United States are expected to integrate within the majority culture socially, academically, politically, and economically (Hernandez-Sheets, 2005). For many immigrant families in the United States it is particularly challenging to continue practicing their values and beliefs since they are often not valued. Families are expected to fully integrate in schools, which frequently means leaving their home culture and language behind. In this essay, the author explains two fundamental acculturation issues that Latino families (immigrant and first generation Americans) in the United States face as their young children enter school, including child rearing practices and language use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States