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Jimenez, Karleen Pendleton – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
A group of Latinas sat down one day around a wooden table on the third floor of a downtown Toronto community center, lit candles and began to write. They came together through a flier inviting all Latinas interested in writing. On the second meeting, they named themselves Lengua Latina (Latin Tongue). Lengua Latina is a structure established by…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Community Centers, Latin Americans
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Poza, Luis E.; García, Ofelia; Jiménez-Castellanos, Óscar – Language Policy, 2022
In the U.S., programming for students classified as English Learners must adhere to the framework outlined in "Castañeda v. Pickard" (1981), which demands a basis in "legitimate educational theory," implementation with "adequate techniques," and regular evaluation (p. 1010), while remaining explicitly agnostic about…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Court Litigation, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Garcia, Nichole Margarita – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
Research focused on Latinas/os in higher education often examines patterns of failure, while neglecting factors that contribute to Latina/o generational familial success. This article focuses on intergenerational strategies taught within college-educated Puerto Rican households that assist in academic achievement and success in higher education.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Family Environment
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Marrun, Norma A. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
For more than 50 years, college and high school students, families, and community activists have fought for the preservation of ethnic studies. Qualitative research studies consistently have shown positive outcomes, including increased academic engagement and affirmation, for students who take ethnic studies in K-16. In this article, I argue that…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Qualitative Research, Ethnic Studies
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Romero, Gabriela; DeNicolo, Christina Passos; Fradkin, Claudia – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2016
Drawing from Chicana feminist perspectives and Pérez ("Living Chicana theory." Third Woman Press, Berkeley, pp 87-101, 1998) theories of "sitios y lenguas" (space and discourses) the authors reposition understandings of teaching and learning through a qualitative case study of a first grade Spanish/English bilingual classroom.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Feminism, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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de los Rios, Cati V. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2013
Drawing from a nine-month critical teacher inquiry investigation, this article examines the experiences of eleventh and twelfth grade students who participated in a year-long Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies course in California shortly after the passing of Arizona House Bill 2281 (HB 2281). Through a borderlands analysis, I explore how these students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Grade 11, Grade 12
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Atkinson, David; Kelly-Holmes, Helen – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
The apparent gap between positive attitudes and low levels of everyday usage of the language is often cited as one of the greatest challenges facing Irish language revitalisation. In a context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in the Republic of Ireland, this article reports on a research project which set out to explore the…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Irish
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Bernal, Dolores Delgado; Aleman, Enrique, Jr.; Garavito, Andrea – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
This article examines the experiences of first-year Latina/o undergraduates at a predominantly white institution. Through a borderlands analysis, the authors explore how these students describe their experiences participating in an ethnic studies course and mentoring Latina/o elementary schoolchildren. The authors find that these experiences…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Mentors, Student Experience, Hispanic American Students