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ERIC Number: EJ829365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9282
Mirrors Reflecting Latinas' Realities in an Urban Community
Diaz de Sabates, Gabriela
Educational Considerations, v35 n1 p14-19 Fall 2007
What are the realities of Latina adult learners? This question guided the design of this research project. Utilizing a focus group approach, six Latinas in Kansas City, Kansas, had the opportunity to speak freely about themselves and to share their stories with each other. In this article, the author focuses on the voices of these women without outside analysis and interpretation to capture the very essence of their experiences as a main avenue for understanding the changing Adult Basic Education population, as well as to validate their powerful and contradicting experiences. This research seeks to understand the realities of Latinas as they immigrate to the United States and discover that to build a more secure life for themselves and their families they need to learn English to fully function in this new country. A transcribed translation of the Latinas' voices from Spanish to English is also presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States