ERIC Number: EJ821741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Reference Count: 25
The Transformation of Ms. Corazon: Creating Humanizing Spaces for Mexican Immigrant Students in Secondary ESL Classrooms
Salazar, Maria del Carmen; Franquiz, Maria E.
Multicultural Perspectives, v10 n4 p185-191 Oct 2008
This article explores the journey of one English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher who held rigid boundaries that negatively impacted the academic resiliency of her Mexican immigrant students. As she transformed her pedagogical orientation, she created permeability in her curricular practices. With the elements of "respeto" (respect), "confianza" (mutual trust), "consejos" (verbal teachings), and "buen ejemplo" (exemplary role model) firmly built as the foundation for learning English, the immigrant students were more invested in classroom events.
Descriptors: Role Models, Immigrants, English, Mexicans, English (Second Language), Students, Humanization
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