ERIC Number: EJ1112493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
"Nuestro camino es más largo" (Our Journey Is Much Longer): A "Testimonio" of Immigrant Life in the Central Valley and the Road towards the Professoriate
Jiménez, Rosa M.
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v10 n2 p65-79 2016
Throughout my life I have come home to Modesto, California more times than my heart can remember; it is my heart that remembers and keeps my hometown ever present. Today, I am an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco. Yet, who I am today is profoundly intertwined with the little girl who grew up in the Central Valley as a daughter of working class Mexican immigrants. This is my "testimonio"--my truth-telling story--of how I learned from the sacrifices my parents made as "Mexicano" immigrants pursuing a dream of a better life for their children in Central Valley California, and it is the story of learning from my family's knowledge, strengths, cultural resources, and Community Cultural Wealth.
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Personal Narratives, Critical Theory, Race, Cultural Influences, Hispanic Americans, Females, Child Development, English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California