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Johnson, Sarah Jean; de la Piedra, María Teresa; Sanmiguel-López, Alejandra; Pérez-Piza, María – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2022
This case study examines Mexican-heritage children's learning to dance ballet folklórico. Drawing from an interpretive, ethnographic approach, we argue the practices associated with the dance exist within encompassing domains of meaning that are individually enhancing while also prosocial, encouraging membership to the folklórico group and broader…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Dance, Cultural Maintenance, Mexican Americans
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Arriaga, Felicia – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2021
This autoethnographic paper discusses the complex methodological issues of a Latina scholar activist conducting research about the undocumented in a law enforcement context in the presence of power elites. She navigates her purpose and perceived identities in withholding some identities for the purpose of accessing data. She chronicles her…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Law Enforcement, Ethnography, Hispanic Americans
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Rios, Kristina; Burke, Meghan M.; Aleman-Tovar, Janeth – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Family-professional partnership is an essential component of the special education process for children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD), including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Latinx families face systemic barriers when participating in educational decision-making for their children with IDD. Few studies have examined…
Descriptors: Special Education, Hispanic American Students, Family Programs, Autism
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Luedke, Courtney L. – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This qualitative study analyzes interviews with 17 first-generation Latina/o/x students. This study bridges funds of knowledge and social reproduction theory to examine the bi-directional exchange of familial funds of knowledge and capital relevant to higher education in Latina/o/x families. Students' familial funds of knowledge assisted them as…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Cultural Capital, Social Capital
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Duran, Antonio; Pérez, David, II – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
This study contributes to the literature on college students with multiple marginalized identities by investigating the experiences of queer Latino men as they created familial relationships during their time in college. Data from "The National Study" on Latino Male Achievement in Higher Education was used to elucidate how queer Latino…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, Homosexuality, Family Relationship
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Boyas, Javier F.; Marsiglia, Flavio F. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
The present study describes results of a randomized three-group repeated measures study that examined whether augmenting a culturally-based parent education program (Familias) can strengthen the effects of a youth intervention (kiR) in reducing rates of alcohol consumption among Latinx adolescents. A stratified random sample of 462 Latinx early…
Descriptors: Drinking, Hispanic Americans, Correlation, Parent Education
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Marquéz, Rigoberto – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This article focuses on the author's collaborative work with the "Promotoras Comunitarias" of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles who teach the "Familias Diversas" workshop series. Taught in Spanish, the project's goal is to teach parents how to become advocates for and supporters of Latina/o(x) queer youth. The work of the…
Descriptors: Spanish, Community Programs, Parent Education, Hispanic Americans
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Garbee, Kelty; Martínez-Podolsky, Elizabeth – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2021
This qualitative study examined how first-generation Mexican American college students sought support from their families to cope with challenges. Some students had very close relationships with their family members and allowed them to be an integral part of their coping processes. However, others separated family from the coping or built chosen…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, First Generation College Students, Coping
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Urrieta, Luis, Jr. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2013
This article explores how children and youth learned indigenous heritage "saberes" (knowings) through intent community participation in Nocutzepo, Mexico. The "familia" (family) and "comunidad" (community)-based saberes were valuable for skills acquisition, but most important for learning indigenous forms of…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, American Indians, Foreign Countries, Learning Processes
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López-López, María del Carmen; León Guerrero, María José; Crisol-Moya, Emilio – Education Sciences, 2021
The purpose of this study was to validate a questionnaire aimed at assessing, from the point of view of families, the degree to which school administrations foster inclusion in compulsory education. In order to determine the psychometric properties of the "Cuestionario liderando la educación inclusiva en centros de educación…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Leadership, School Administration, Family Attitudes
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Carani, George; Carani, José; Strong-Wilson, Teresa – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
"Alphabetização" (literacy) of young children involves a school exclusively devoted to the early years, parental participation, and teachers specialized in early literacy. This is the basis of José Carani's proposal for an "escola familia" in the municipality of Cambé (Brazil). This "Note from the Field," based on our…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Specialization, Program Proposals
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Rodríguez, Mariela A. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2016
Personal narrative essays were used to analyze the experiences of four Latina doctoral students who completed their first year in an educational leadership doctoral program in a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the southwestern U.S. Four themes emerged from their "testimonios" 1) "Con todo el corazón"; 2) "Somos como…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Essays, Hispanic American Students, Doctoral Programs
Cowhey, Mary – Teachers College Press, 2022
What if the families of students most impacted by the opportunity gap somehow had the power to organize whatever activities they felt would best help their children succeed? That's the question that began Families with Power/Familias con Poder (FWP), a grassroots organization of low-income students and caregivers in Northampton, MA. Through…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Academic Achievement
Elizondo, Sandra Gray – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the role of "la familia" for women of Mexican descent as it relates to their development as leaders and their leadership in academia. Purposeful sampling was utilized to reach the goal of 18 participants who were female academic leaders of Mexican descent teaching full time in…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Females
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de las Mercedez, Carmen – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Significant research has been done on women in STEM, yet there is still much to learn regarding what it takes for Latinas to persist in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The time has come to find answers to some very poignant questions related to Latinas along the educational pipeline. Exactly, what "does" it take…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Females, Academic Persistence
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