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ERIC Number: EJ823628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
"Que Hago?" Latino/a Children Describe Their Activities in an "Exemplary" School
Bussert-Webb, Kathy
Journal of Latinos and Education, v8 n1 p38-54 Jan 2009
This article focuses on how 47 Latinos/as (Grades 2-5) described their day in a state-rated exemplary public school. They attended Tarea, a pseudonym for a test-focused South Texas school. Interviews took place during an after-school cultural arts program I taught at Tarea for enrichment purposes. The most common interview themes were lack of curriculum integration, escape from the classroom, testing, time, and work. The least common themes were creative engagement, enjoyment, multicultural education, community, and multiple sign systems. I interpret these findings vis-a-vis the school's high-stakes context and provide an alternative vision of schools serving low-income Latino children. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas