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Gonzales, Laura; Ybarra, Mónica González – English Education, 2020
In this article, we examine fugitivity and fugitive literacies as they are enacted by transfronterizx youth--young people who cross and experience life on both sides of the border between Mexico and the United States. Through a community-based literacy project located on the border between El Paso, Texas, USA, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico,…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Migrants, Literacy, Community Programs
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Torres, Francisco L.; Medina, Carmen L. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
Guided by theories of racialization and through a decolonial analysis, we share findings on the examination of four children's books written in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane María. In engaging with these books, we situate our work in communal and research activist practices that foreground Puerto Ricans' hidden stories and knowledges.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Natural Disasters, Puerto Ricans, Activism
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Vega, Christine – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This paper is an "ofrenda" (offering), a "testimonio" (testimony) of the healing power of reconstituting severed relationships and reconstructing agentic creation stories in the pathology of soul-wounds where pictures and "cuentos" serve to mend genealogical traumas. This paper is a refusal of neglecting traumas, it…
Descriptors: Trauma, History, Aging (Individuals), Chronic Illness
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Paugh, Nora – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Going to college is an expectation for many students, but this is not always the norm for many minority families. The decision to leave the comfort of home for college includes many family discussions and literacy practices that greatly affect a student. Studying family literacy practices such as storytelling and "cuentos y consejos"…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Family Literacy, Mexican Americans, High School Seniors
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Zamora, Alejandro L.; Curtis, Heidi; Lancaster, Lawanna – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
Latinos disproportionately face societal and educational hardships. Thus, it is incumbent upon the education system to offer a method of support that remediates this inequitable reality, particularly from a Critical Race Theory perspective. Research has offered a connection between racial and ethnic identity and academic success in youth of color,…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Critical Theory, Race
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Rocha, Janet – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2021
Postsecondary institutions do not typically recognize or utilize students' cultural wealth, yet cultural practices can significantly affect college persistence. In this longitudinal study, seven Mexican American low-income college students attending a large public research institution participated in in-depth interviews to examine the types of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Resilience (Psychology), Cultural Capital, Academic Persistence
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Armon-Lotem, Sharon; Restrepo, M. Adelaida; Lipner, Minna; Ahituv-Shlomo, Peer; Altman, Carmit – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effect of bilingual narrative intervention on vocabulary gains in Hebrew (school language) and English (home language) among English-Hebrew bilinguals, using a block design (one language at a time), and to determine whether there was cross-linguistic transfer to the language that was…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Semitic Languages, English, Bilingual Students
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Lopez-Robertson, Julia – Language Arts, 2012
This teacher research study took place in a bilingual second-grade classroom in the southwestern United States. The study investigates the "cuentos" told during "platicas literarias"/literature discussions and explores how five young Latinas used their cuentos to communicate meaning through intertextual connections. These…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students, Minority Group Students, Heritage Education
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Loebick, Karla; Torrez, J. Estrella – Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, 2016
This article highlights pedagogical practices in an intentionally designed course focused on fostering cross-cultural, multi-level interaction between two undergraduate student groups and Latino youth from the local school district. The study describes how students identify culture, perceive the role and influence of culture, and engage with the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Higher Education, Instruction, Undergraduate Students
Martinez-Rolle, Blanca – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Historically, there has been a silence within disability and feminist studies to explore the intersection of gender, disability, and ethnicity. Through this silence, the of voices of Mexican-American women who were identified with learning disabilities and received special education services have been omitted. Through their personal narratives,…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Females, Special Education, Learning Disabilities
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Villalba, Jose A.; Ivers, Nathaniel N.; Ohlms, Amanda Bartley – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2010
The experiences of Latina/o youth in rural emerging Latino communities are largely absent in the literature. This article proposes the benefits of a "Cuento" group work intervention designed to promote Latina/o student personal-social development. An outline of the group intervention offered to middle school students of Mexican Heritage is…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Social Development
Huerta, Mary Esther Soto; Riojas-Cortez, Mari – Multicultural Education, 2011
This study was inspired by the literary elements of "cuentos tipicos" (culturally-relevant stories). The book "Prietita y la llorona" ("Prietita and the Ghost Woman") written by Anzaldua (1995) is a good example of a "cuento" that provides information about medicinal herbs and also includes…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries
Ramirez, Ernesto Fidel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation is the experience of my life, an evolution of platicas I have had con mis coyotes, my Nepantlero guides. I am one Chicano navigating through the mechanisms of a coercive and hegemonic system which limits our advancement in the academy. My ontology, epistemology, and axiology stem from my cultural and family foundations which I…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Mexican Americans, Higher Education, Racial Bias
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Guzman, Bianca – Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, 2012
In this article I argue that mothering in the home is an educational tool for creating positive self-agency in Latina girls. This essay articulates the ways in which my lived experiences as a Latina mother informs the socialization of "guerrera" girls. I engage in a process of "testimonio" to demonstrate how mothering, by using tools such as…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Culture, Daughters, Mothers, Hispanic Americans
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Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Jain, Sachin; Flores-Torres, Leila L.; Perez, Roxanna; Carlson, Ralph – Professional School Counseling, 2009
This investigation evaluated the effects of cuento therapy (an intervention using Spanish-language tales) on children's self-esteem, affect, and reading test performance. The sample was composed of 58 third-grade Mexican-American students who were randomly assigned to the treatment and control groups. The results showed a mean self-esteem gain…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Intervention, Self Esteem, Reading Achievement
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