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ERIC Number: EJ972930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
What the Youngest Transnational Students Have to Say about Their Transition from U.S. Schools to Mexican Ones
Sanchez-Garcia, Juan; Hamann, Edmund T.; Zuniga, Victor
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v6 n3 p157-171 2012
For 5 years, this research team has sought to learn from more than 700 students encountered in Mexican schools, who had previous experience attending schools in the United States. Although this study has used mixed methods, 1 tool--the written survey--has proven particularly valuable as a means to build profiles of such transnational students. Now, however, from new interview research carried out in Puebla in 2010, there are lengthy interviews from a few beginning primary school students who, nonetheless, have U.S. school experience. Four cases were selected that allow the consideration of how the experiences of younger transnational students in Mexico might differ from that of older students with similar geographic histories. Ultimately then, this article offers both empirical, child-originating takes on negotiating 2 school systems and a more theoretical analysis of how children's perspectives on the same macro-phenomenon seems to be affected by the age of the student respondent. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States