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

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

by Pedro Reyes, Encarnacion Garza, Enrique T. Trueba
     
 

This book elucidates the amazing life journeys of academically successful migrant students. Most literature on Hispanic students - especially the children of migrant farm workers who have been referred to as the 'invisible children' or the children of 'ghost workers' - has focused on the sociocultural factors that have contributed to their low level of achievement,

See more details below

Overview

This book elucidates the amazing life journeys of academically successful migrant students. Most literature on Hispanic students - especially the children of migrant farm workers who have been referred to as the 'invisible children' or the children of 'ghost workers' - has focused on the sociocultural factors that have contributed to their low level of achievement, high attrition rates, and other academic failures. Such studies lead to a deficit model, portraying Hispanic children as deficient in a variety of ways, and through its negative focus perpetuates these failures.

Offering vivid case studies of successful students, this book offers a corrective, helping teachers, education students, and researchers understand the factors that lead to success in 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.

Read More

Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Pedro Reyes, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Texas at Austin, is the editor of the book Lessons from High-Performing Hispanic Schools: Creating Learning Communities (Teachers College Press).

Encarnacion Garza teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The late Enrique T. Trueba, University of Texas at Austin, was the coauthor of Ethnography and Schools: Qualitative Approaches to the Study of Education (Rowman and Littlefield 2002).

Table of Contents

Introduction.
The Immigration Experience and Resiliencey of Mexican Families in the US.
Mirgrant Farm Workers and their Children.
The Struggles of the Migrant Lifestyle.
The Family-Support and Influence.
The School.
The Mentors-Environmental Resources.
The Present-Success Against All Odds.
Analysis of Central Research Questions.
Lessons Learned about Critical Ethnography and Pedagogy.
Appendix: Methodology.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >