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ERIC Number: EJ986248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Experiences of Secondary Hispanic Immigrant Students: Their Stories of Challenge and Triumph
McCartney, Cynthia; Harris, Sandra; Farrow, Vicky
Journal of School Leadership, v22 n1 p26-54 Jan 2012
Secondary Hispanic immigrant students have many struggles and barriers to overcome. This qualitative study investigated the experiences of 10 secondary immigrant Hispanic students, all non-English speakers, as they lived and attended high school in the United States. Narrative techniques were used to explore the challenges they faced in culture, immigration, and education. As students told their stories of struggle and success, the following four themes emerged: (1) respect for homeland, family, friends, and others; (2) responsibility to family; (3) resiliency; and (4) hope.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas