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ERIC Number: EJ907096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
"Mi'ja, You Should Be a Writer": Latino Parental Support of Their First-Generation Children
Early, Jessica Singer
Bilingual Research Journal, v33 n3 p277-291 2010
This retrospective interview study investigated the role of parental support in the writing growth of eight first-generation Latino college students in the years prior to admission to a 4-year university. All of the students came from low-income households in urban settings and spoke zero English at the time they entered kindergarten. Participants provided a nuanced view of the ways parents simultaneously provided support and barriers to their writing growth prior to college. This article suggests the need for teachers and researchers to reexamine assumptions about the literacy experiences first-generation Latinos bring to the undergraduate writing curriculum from their home communities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California