Search results for: Immigrants
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This article explores the educational decision-making process of one Mexican American family. The author takes a phenomenological approach to examine human agency in specific familial decisions about this child’s schooling that supports the parents’ own vision of education. This is a narrative inquiry based on interviews and observations that took place with one family and one focal child through the course of a calendar year. The author concludes that immigrant and other urban parents may be actively engaged in their children’s education, asking important and valid curriculum questions in ways that remain invisible to educators. The author suggests alternatives to deficit theories that render parents’ perspectives invisible.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010
This article explores the effect that the proportion of children of immigrants in a school has on all students’ expectations and examines the differential effects of school composition on the expectations of children of immigrants as compared with nonimmigrants. This analysis demonstrates that comparative and normative theories of school effects are not accurate for children of immigrants, at least not to the same degree as they are for nonimmigrants.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010
This article centers on a professional development project with a group of high school mathematics teachers in Barcelona. The group included eight teachers who taught in low-income schools with a high percentage of immigrant students. The analysis of data from twelve sessions with the teachers shows the development of a shared awareness of their local situation that leads to their questioning of their practices followed by a reconstruction of those. Teachers worked together to move from talking to action.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2009
This article examined the teachers' mental models, regarding minds and learning of young children from different culture backgrounds in Israel. 18 preschool teachers from classes consisting of 5 to 6 year olds were examined, as well as children from Ethiopian families. The study discovered a metacategory that did not exist in the original model: Culture.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2008
The study examines teachers' attitudes towards high achieving immigrant students. The study follows one teacher's work with highly motivated and academically successful immigrant children from the former Soviet Union. The study explores the teacher's experiences, communication communication patterns between the teachers and the students, and educational treatment of academic excellence.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008