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Gutierrez Keeton, Rebecca; Benavides López, Corina; Aguilar-Hernández, José M. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
On May 6, 1993, students of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona [CPP]) protested what they believed was a lack of diversity on campus. Over 25 years later, this qualitative study explores the identity development of undergraduate students who led that movement, which resulted in the founding of five cultural centers at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Activism, Social Justice
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Cataldo, Raquel; Alanís, Iliana – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
Research supports the importance of developing early literacy skills through culturally relevant activities and school/home partnerships as essential ingredients in high quality early learning environments (Bentley & Souto-Manning, 2019; Gay, 2000). Educators, however, frequently dismiss the significance of honoring a child's first language,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Cultural Influences, Emergent Literacy, Culturally Relevant Education
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Proffitt, Alexa M.; Alderete, Antonia; Villa, Megan; Villarreal, Violetta – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
This interdisciplinary case study research centers anticolonial theories and Chicana feminist epistemology (Bernal, 1998) to interrogate the experiences of Chicana maestras during their clinical teaching semester. The experiences of Chicana maestras is often silenced in educational research, especially in the research of prospective middle grades…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Middle School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ramirez, Michael; Marquez, Amanda – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is accessed by over 1.5 billion users each month, yet remains stigmatized in the academic world. Many faculty demonstrate reluctance in allowing students to use Wikipedia as part of their research and writing projects due to the open access nature of the site and have all but banned its use in their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Encyclopedias
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Diaz, Marisol – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
Students of Mexican backgrounds have experienced oppressive schooling practices and classroom pedagogies that create academic achievement gaps. This article presents the work of the author, who taught for six years in a Title I elementary school near the United States and Mexico border. Based on an autoethnographic study that investigated the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Consciousness Raising, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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García, Nicolas; Gonzales, Anthony – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
Mexican American Studies (MAS) courses have been criticized for many years. Legislation in Arizona and Texas have attempted to ban the content. This article pushes back on this attempt of oppression and offers MAS teachers a framework to apply when teaching the content. Using a timeline to depict the years of attempts for Mexican American Studies…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Mexican Americans, Secondary Education, United States History
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De La Trinidad, Maritza; Alvarez, Stephanie; Esquierdo, Joy; Guajardo, Francisco – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
This essay contributes to the growing literature on Mexican American Studies in K-12 within the broader field of Ethnic Studies. While most of the literature on the movement for Ethnic Studies within Texas and across the nation mainly focuses on the impact of Ethnic Studies courses on students' academic success, this essay highlights a…
Descriptors: Mexican American Education, Curriculum Implementation, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies
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Puente, Josué; Alvarez, Stephanie – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
This essay recounts the efforts by various groups throughout Texas with a special emphasis on the Rio Grande Valley to implement Mexican American Studies at the turn of the twenty-first century. We offer a historical timeline of events that demonstrates how the Mexican American Studies course came into existence. We also detail the way in which…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Ethnic Studies, Mexican American Education, Program Implementation
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Saldaña, Lilliana Patricia – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
This article traces how Mexican American Studies (MAS) scholar activists led and supported a statewide movement for MAS in Texas. As a Xicana feminist scholar activist, Saldan~a draws from her retrospective memory and personal archive of organizational notes, movement documents, personal testimonies before the State Board of Education, and photos,…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Curriculum, Course Content, Minority Groups
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Rivas, Elizabeth D. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
This essay explores the institutionalized master narrative of public institutions and how the mandated policies enacted by public institutions impact social studies teachers when they are delivering instruction to their students. A socio-transformative constructivist framework guides the essay in order to affirm that knowledge is socially…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Social Studies, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Romero, Devan R.; Gonzalez, Minerva; Clark-Ibanez, Marisol; D'Anna-Hernandez, Kimberly – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2020
Though college enrollment rates for Mexican-American students have increased over the past years, Mexican-Americans still have one of the lowest rates for degree completion. However, more work is recognizing the strengths of students of Mexican descent, particularly those related to culture such as familism, and calling for asset-based programs…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Validity, Models, Student Personnel Services
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Grafnetterova, Nikola; Gutierrez, Jocelyn A.; Banda, Rosa M. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2020
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) enroll the majority of Latinx undergraduate students and constitute the second-largest institutional type in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (D1). Yet, little is known about the role intercollegiate athletics play in fostering educational outcomes for Latinx students at HSIs.…
Descriptors: School Role, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Outcomes of Education
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Romo, Laura F.; Magana, Diana; Gutierrez-Serrano, Gabriela – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2020
Latino first-generation college students face a unique set of challenges that are not part of the college experience of their non-first-generation counterparts. Nonetheless, many Latinos remain optimistic about overcoming barriers that might impede their educational pursuits. The present study was aimed at exploring factors that contribute to…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Educational Attainment, Hispanic American Students, First Generation College Students
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Barrera, Magdalena L. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2020
In recent years, an increasing number of universities have qualified as Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), thanks in part to significant growth in the numbers of Latinx students who are enrolling in bachelor's degree programs. A greater proportion of this student population is completing bachelor's degrees and continuing into master's and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, School Orientation, Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic American Students
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Alcantar, Cynthia Maribel; Rincón, Blanca E.; Espinoza, Kristine Jan – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2020
This study examines the ways campus artifacts communicate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)- and Latinx-servingness at dually designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Using critical ethnographic methods, the researchers collected data at three…
Descriptors: College Environment, Minority Serving Institutions, Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders
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