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ERIC Number: EJ1280662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
They're Only Words: Teacher Candidate Perceptions of the Effects of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric on the Education of Immigrant Students
Giambo, Debra
Multicultural Education, v27 n3-4 p2-7 Spr-Sum 2020
Changing demographics in the United States have for many years pointed toward a developing minority-majority within the U.S. population. Projections from the U.S. Census (2015, 2016) signal that the aggregation of all minority groups will form a majority (i.e., a minority-majority) of the overall population by 2044. Despite making these many contributions to the U.S. economy, immigrants face significant opposition within the country. The number of hate groups has continued a steady rise that began in 2015 during the presidential campaign season and has continued under the Trump administration, increasing 13% between 2015 and 2018, with 1,020 groups recorded in 2018. Understanding teacher candidates' perceptions of the effects of anti-immigrant rhetoric, especially as such rhetoric becomes more publicly acceptable, can help to inform curriculum planning in teacher preparation programs. There is a need for an increase in the inclusion of concepts related to the effects of such rhetoric on immigrant students, documented and undocumented, as well as concepts related to the development of teacher candidates' advocacy skills on behalf of their immigrant students. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of teacher candidates regarding the potential effects of anti-immigrant rhetoric on the education of immigrant students, documented and undocumented, and on the education of students in general.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Florida
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