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ERIC Number: EJ870631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
Heritage Agency in a Transnational California Community: Latino Parents and Bilingual Education
Farruggio, Pete
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v22 n3 p215-229 Nov 2009
Latino immigrant parents were interviewed in a transnational urban community in California after passage of a law intended to abolish bilingual education (BE). Approximately half had English learner children in bilingual classes; the others in English-only classes. Guided by a macrocultural psychological interpretive framework, the study used a concurrent nested mixed methods design to examine the influences of material and social conditions in shaping parents' agency for their children's heritage preservation. It was found that local community resistance to mainstream assimilation played a significant role in agency formation and that depth and quality of experience with BE and Latino-dense schools influenced the perception of BE as a viable means for heritage agency fulfilment. International policy implications are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California