ERIC Number: EJ875566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Culture and Practice of Mexican Primary Schooling: Implications for Improving Policy and Practice in the U.S.
Jensen, Bryant T.
Current Issues in Education, v8 n24 2005
Children of Mexican immigrant families represent the largest segment of immigrant children in the U.S. Achievement gaps of Mexican immigrant children compared to their peers present at the beginning of kindergarten persist throughout the K-12 years. These achievement differences are partly influenced by the level cultural and linguistic sensitivity in the school. This paper explores the cultural context of schooling at a public primary school in Mexico via field observations and interviews with students, teachers, school administrators, and parents. Findings are couched in the context of improving practices and policies in U.S. schools that serve Mexican immigrant children. (Contains 2 tables and 7 figures.)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Immigrants, Mexicans, Elementary Education, Evaluation, Observation, Interviews, Achievement Gap, Educational Improvement, Children, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Educational Practices, Educational Attainment, Parent Participation, Educational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States