ERIC Number: EJ903275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Voices from Mexico: How American Teachers Can Meet the Needs of Mexican Immigrant Students
Borjian, Ali; Padilla, Amado M.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v42 n4 p316-328 Nov 2010
In this study 18 Mexican teachers of English as a foreign language in Guanajuato, Mexico were asked for their professional opinion about the teaching of English to Mexican immigrant students in the U.S. Teachers responded to a questionnaire that asked about attitudes toward the U.S. educational system, ways to support Mexican immigrant students, advice for American teachers, and Mexican students' motivation for learning English. Respondents averaged 4 years of teaching English at various levels ranging from elementary to university. Half of the teachers had received some K-12 education in the U.S. Respondents held generally positive views regarding the U.S. educational system, but felt American teachers could do a better job in teaching Mexican immigrant students. They offered numerous linguistic and culturally responsive suggestions for improving upon the learning of English and the academic performance of immigrant students.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mexicans, Immigrants, Student Motivation, Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico