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Casanova, Saskias – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
Relatively little research has focused on the experiences of students and families of Yucatec-Maya origin in the U.S., and even less has focused on Yucatec-Maya youth and resilience, a normative process of positive adaptation despite exposure to adversity. Using Critical Latinx Indigeneities, which centers on Indigeneity across multi-national…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Youth, Resilience (Psychology), Acculturation
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Barillas Chón, David W. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
One highly significant yet under-investigated source of variation within the Latinx Education scholarship are Indigenous immigrants from Latin America. This study investigates how Maya and other Indigenous recent immigrant youth from Guatemala and Mexico, respectively, understand indigeneity. Using a Critical Latinx Indigeneities analytic, along…
Descriptors: Maya (People), Immigrants, Indigenous Populations, Hispanic Americans
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Urrieta, Luis, Jr.; Calderón, Dolores – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article engages an important, but difficult conversation about the erasure of indigeneity in narratives, curriculum, identities, and racial projects that uphold settler colonial logics that fall under the rubric of Hispanic, Latina/o/x, and Chicana/o/x. These settler colonial logics include violence by these groupings against Indigenous…
Descriptors: American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Land Settlement, Immigrants
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio; Mesinas, Melissa – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article explores Indigenous Mexican mothers' perspectives on multilingualism and Indigenous language maintenance in their children's lives. Drawing on interview data from a larger qualitative study of language and ideology among multilingual children in Los Angeles, California, the article examines the perspectives of four Zapotec mothers who…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Multilingualism, Language Maintenance, Language Usage
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Morales, P. Zitlali; Saravia, Lydia A.; Pérez-Iribe, María Fernanda – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article focuses on the reported experiences of three focal students who participated in a Spanish/English dual language program in their southern California school district throughout their elementary and middle school years. All three students identify as Mexican-origin and speak Spanish, English, and the Indigenous language of Zapoteco and…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Native Language
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Vásquez, Rafael – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
Little research has been dedicated to Indigenous Mexican students' education and their sociocultural adaptation to U.S. schools, which includes their ethnic identity as significant to their schooling experiences. This study examines Zapotec-origin youth, original to the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, and how their Indigenous identity can positively…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Mexican Americans, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Santiago, Maribel; Patrón-Vargas, Jasmin – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
Using research from two eleventh-grade U.S. history classrooms in the San Francisco area, this article examines how students draw on their lived experiences to create historical meanings. Specifically, a three-day lesson on "Mendez v. Westminster" was used as part of a curricular intervention to explore the following question: How do…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, Historical Interpretation, History Instruction, High School Students
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Rodríguez, Cristóbal – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
The achievement levels from 2007 to 2016 in the state of New Mexico demonstrate an educational system that is failing its Hispanic, American Indian, and English learner students. During this period of time, close to 30% of Hispanic students were proficient or above in reading, math, and science, and close to 25% of American Indian students were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disproportionate Representation, State Legislation, Hispanic American Students
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Moreno, Celina; Montecel, María Robledo; Montemayor, Aurelio – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
The Intercultural Development Research Association, founded in 1973, is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve equal educational opportunity for every child through strong public schools that prepare all students to access and succeed in college. IDRA strengthens and transforms public education along six paths: fair…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Contreras, Frances – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article examines college readiness indicators among Latina/o/x student and Native American students in New Mexico public schools. This analysis, used in the successful Martínez v. New Mexico (2018) case, highlights the disparate levels of access to curricular resources across 15 school districts in New Mexico. Utilizing secondary data from…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Hispanic American Students, American Indian Students, Public Schools
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Ellis, Bernadette Trujillo; Trujillo, Patricia; Davis, Patricia Anne – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
Because of the funding decisions being made in New Mexico related to public education, working as an educator has become physically, psychically, and spiritually demanding for the lead author, Trujillo Ellis. The lead author seeks clarity in understanding New Mexico youth space, or the conditions of New Mexico youths' lives, that better equips…
Descriptors: Youth, Social Environment, Well Being, Public Education
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Hinojosa, David G. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article discusses the State of New Mexico's school finance reforms during the 2019 legislative session and the relationship of those reforms to "The Essential Building Blocks for State School Finance." "The Essential Building Blocks" is a 2018 report written by the author for the Learning Policy Institute that provides…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Change, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Necochea, Virginia – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
For far too long has community been left out of major discussions surrounding educational reform in the state of New Mexico. Judge Sarah Singleton's ruling in "Martínez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico" (2018) opens up an opportunity for various stakeholders to offer alternative models in addressing the need to provide a 'sufficient…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Involvement, Court Litigation, Access to Education
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Cabrera, Nolan L.; Chang, Robert S. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
In 2011, the state of Arizona banned the highly successful Tucson Unified School District Mexican American Studies program through the law ARS § 15-112. This article is a Critical Race Theory "counternarrative" regarding the role of statistics in the constitutional challenge to this state law. Through firsthand accounts of this process,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Court Litigation, Mexican Americans, Ethnic Studies
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Torres-Velásquez, E. Diane; Sleeter, Christine E.; Romero, Augustine F. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
"Martínez v. State of New Mexico" (2014) is a school finance and equity lawsuit built on the promises of the state constitution. The plaintiffs are 51 parents and their children across seven regions of the state (Torres-Velásquez, 2017). In its decision ("Martínez," 2018), the Court determined that the state's public education…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Public Education
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