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Rojas, Leticia – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
This one-year qualitative study examined the ways in which five Chicana/o and Latina/o teachers committed to social justice perceived their roles in their college-going work with Latina/o students, as well as the challenges threatening their efforts with students. Building on Stanton-Salazar's (2011) concept of "empowerment social…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Educational Opportunities, College Bound Students, Qualitative Research
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Alanís, Iliana – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
Changing demographics have led to a need for dual language teachers to adjust their pedagogy to best meet the needs of second language learners in dual language programs. However, the development of linguistic and cognitive skills for dual language learners continues to challenge early childhood teachers (Martinez, 2010; García & Kleifgen,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Activities, Bilingual Education, Preschool Education
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Zerquera, Desiree D.; Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Flores, Elizabeth; Marantal, Patrick – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
This study used descriptive statistics to complicate the national narrative of Latina/o/x student college-going trends and aims to provide directions for future research on Latina/o/x students in the community college. Taking a state-by-state perspective, this study examined whether Latina/o/x college students enrolled in community colleges at…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, National Surveys
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Salas, Spencer; D'Amico, Mark M.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; González Canché, Manuel S.; Atwell, Adam K. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
After the choice of a two-year college, more choices follow--and individuals make those choices based on a combination of knowing why (aspirations), knowing how (gaining knowledge and skills), and knowing whom (sources of information about college and careers). In this article, we unpack the relationship between two-year college students' choices…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Hispanic American Students, College Students, College Choice
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Wang, Lynn J. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
This was an exploratory qualitative study utilizing tenets of phenomenology to examine the lived experiences of front-line student services professionals in Admissions and Financial Aid and their dilemmas in interpreting and implementing California Assembly Bill 540 (2001) in their interactions with undocumented students. Front-line student…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, College Bound Students, Qualitative Research
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Ventura, Julissa – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
As the Latino population grows across the United States and particularly in places outside traditional gateway cities, questions arise around the challenges and opportunities for Latinos in these new areas of settlement. Situated within this context of Latino demographic change, this article examines the construction of a youth-led, grassroots…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Youth Programs, Urban Youth, Social Justice
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Niño, Juan Manuel; Hernandez, Frank; Valle, Fernando; McPhetres, Jon – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
Focusing on the fundamental purpose of schools as student learning, this exploratory study attempts to better understand the role of Latino principals' activities that are centered on the teaching and learning process. Specifically, the authors were interested in comparing the instructional leadership literature (what do instructional leaders do)…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role
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Martínez, Vanessa Lina; Hernandez Sanchez, Ma. Eugenia; Flores Carmona, Judith; El Ashmawi, Yvonne P. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
Drawing from their educational "testimonios," in this article the authors explore the notion of leadership via "testimonio" tenets. The authors share their positionalities as "testimonialistas" and delve into "testimonio" as methodology, epistemology, and pedagogy. The authors focus on what…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Epistemology
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Babino, Alexandra; González-Carriedo, Ricardo – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
American schools today display unprecedented levels of diversity in regard to the linguistic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds of their student population. Increasingly, more American students are also emergent bilingual learners. Despite this fact, most of the standardized assessments used by schools have been designed and normed for…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Caldas, Blanca; Palmer, Deborah – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
This article is framed by the notion of "educación" and how it influenced the narratives of resistance of 12 seasoned bilingual teachers (Solórzano &Yosso, 2002). Using an oral narrative approach, we share participants' descriptions of the connections between their "educación" within their families and communities and how…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Family Environment
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Chavarria, Karina – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
Social reproduction scholars and the literature on critical race theory and student resistance contend that schools are not neutral institutions existing in a vacuum free of the political and social struggles for rights and resources (Delgado Bernal, 1998; Fine, 1991). Instead, schools can be institutions that reproduce dominant ideologies and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Participant Observation, High School Students, Citizen Participation
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Zerquera, Desiree D.; Ballysingh, Tracy Arámbula; Templeton, Emerald – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
This article examines administrators' perspectives related to embracing and fulfilling a diversity- and access-centered mission at urban-serving universities with high Latinx enrollment. Considering today's context of higher education--whereby access and opportunities for Latinx and other marginalized populations has become increasingly…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
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Abrica, Elvira J.; Rivas, Martha – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
Various inequities and challenges facing Latinx students in community colleges continue to be documented. Yet, less documented are the challenges associated with "advocacy efforts" to support Latinx and other underrepresented Students of Color within the community college sector. There is not often pause to consider: "who advocates…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Advocacy, Institutional Research, Social Justice
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Herrera, Felisha A.; Chapar, Judith W. Hernández; Sánchez, Gabriela Kovats – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
Student engagement with faculty has received increased attention from scholars and practitioners alike. However, much of the focus has been on the engagement experiences of students enrolled at four-year institutions, often excluding the experiences of Latinx1 students enrolled at two-year public institutions. The present study centers faculty,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Teacher Student Relationship, Regression (Statistics), Hispanic American Students
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Doran, Erin E. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2017
While developmental education in community colleges has the potential to prepare students for college-level work, its effectiveness and need is often questioned. Further, while Latinx students are overrepresented in developmental courses, there is a dearth of literature on their experiences in such courses and how to effectively serve their needs…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learner Engagement, Models, Postsecondary Education
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