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ERIC Number: EJ929406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
"Escuchando a Las Maestras/os": Immigration Politics and Latina/o Preservice Bilingual Educators
Sanchez, Patricia; Ek, Lucila D.
Bilingual Research Journal, v31 n1-2 p271-294 2008
This article draws from a larger study based in South Texas that examines the professional and personal narratives of 63 Latina/o preservice educators preparing to teach in bilingual classrooms. Using qualitative methods, we collected data where participants' voices and opinions regarding U.S. immigration issues were documented during classroom activities that stimulated such discussion. We also administered a survey on the same topic. Findings suggest that while many bilingual Latina/o preservice educators may be sympathetic to the plight of undocumented immigrants--and hence, are working toward political and ideological clarity--they lack specific knowledge of laws that protect such children in this country. In addition, many participants utilized their own immigrant histories as a resource in relating to and understanding the contemporary struggle of economic migrants. (Contains 5 endnotes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas