Resiliency and Success: Migrant Children in the U.S.

Resiliency and Success: Migrant Children in the U.S.

by Encarnacion Garza, Enrique T. Trueba, Pedro Reyes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594510458

ISBN-13: 9781594510458

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book elucidates the amazing life journeys of academically successful migrant students. Offering vivid case studies of successful students, this book helps teachers, education students, and researchers understand the factors that lead to success by minority language children. The authors develop the lessons of student success stories into recommendations for

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This book elucidates the amazing life journeys of academically successful migrant students. Offering vivid case studies of successful students, this book helps teachers, education students, and researchers understand the factors that lead to success by minority language children. The authors develop the lessons of student success stories into recommendations for schools and for educational policy. Readers gain from this book the stories of real students, the challenges they faced, and the means by which students and schools may overcome language and cultural barriers to educational success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594510458
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. IThe immigration experience and resiliency of Mexican families in the United States1
The context of Mexican immigration2
Immigration stressors4
School performance of Mexican children6
Resiliency10
Social network support12
External support13
Personal attributes14
Ch. IIMigrant farm workers and their children16
Role and profile of the migrant farm worker16
The migrant child's educational experience18
The educational system22
A compensatory program : the migrant education program23
Mid-1960s to early 1970s : segregated classrooms24
Early and mid-1970s : segregated, six months, extended day24
Mid- and late 1970s : return to segregated classrooms25
Late 1970s to late 1980s : integrated/remedial pullout programs25
Early 1990s to present : pullout accelerated instruction25
Present-day approaches : schoolwide projects26
Purpose of the migrant education program26
Summary27
Ch. IIIThe struggles of the migrant lifestyle28
Introduction28
Belinda's experience29
Benito's experience35
Sonia's experience40
Ch. IVThe family - support and influence47
Belinda's biographical data47
Benito's biographical data55
Sonia's biographical data63
Ch. VThe school69
School work versus field work : mental versus physical69
Belinda's school life and experiences69
Benito's school life and experiences79
Sonia's school life and experiences83
Ch. VIThe mentors - environmental resources92
The human connection : "You can! I will help you"92
Belinda's mentors : "If it hadn't been for you"92
Benito's mentor : "He turned my life around"94
Sonia's mentors : "They were always encouraging us to do our best"96
Ch. VIIThe present - success against all odds99
Belinda99
Belinda's view of success and reflection100
Benito102
Benito's views of success and reflection105
Sonia106
Sonia's views of success and reflection108
Destiny's architect108
Belinda : "I could do anything I really wanted to do"109
Benito : "I'm going to show them because I don't like to lose"110
Sonia : "I'll show you I can make it, and I will"111
Ch. VIIIAnalysis of central research questions113
Related themes115
Stressors : sociocultural factors117
Mobility117
Poverty118
Ethnic and language minority status119
Children's need to work119
Family income and composition120
Educational and occupational status120
Substandard housing121
Absence of learning materials121
Personal characteristics : personal resources121
Sonia123
Belinda124
Benito125
Support : environmental resources125
Family support126
School support129
Expectations and caring131
Family expectations131
Caring families132
School expectations132
Coping strategies133
Ch. IXLessons learned about critical ethnography and pedagogy136
This ethnographic research project137
Lessons learned from the study141
Critical ethnography144
A Vygotskian pedagogy of hope147

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