Children of la Frontera: Binational Efforts to Serve Mexican Migrant and Immigrant Students
This book includes 20 chapters that provide background on the historical and current context of U.S.-Mexico relations and education in Mexico, examine existing binational educational and health programs, and describe effective practices for teaching Mexican migrant and immigrant students and working with families from Mexico. Following a foreword by Eugene E. Garcia, chapters are: (1) "Introduction" (Judith LeBlanc Flores, Patricia Cahape Hammer); (2) "Migrant Farmworkers and Their Children: What Recent Labor Department Data Show" (Philip L. Martin); (3) "Education in Mexico: Historical and Contemporary Educational Systems" (Victoria Andrade de Herrara); (4) "The Newest 'Outsiders': Educating Mexican Migrant and Immigrant Youth" (Harriett D. Romo); (5) "Stories and Poems by Migrant Writers" (Silvia Kelly, Robert Lynch, compilers); (6) "Mexico's Role in U.S. Education: A Well-Kept Secret" (Robert Miller); (7) "Reauthorized Migrant Education Program: Old Themes and New" (Al Wright); (8) "Migrant Education Binational Program" (David P. Dolson, Gildardo Villasenor); (9) "Genesis of the Migrant Binational Program" (Arlene R. Dorn); (10) "Teachers for Mexican Migrant and Immigrant Students: Meeting an Urgent Need" (Norma Varisco de Garcia, Eugene E. Garcia); (11) "Exploring Binational Educational Issues: A Report from the Border Colloquy Project" (Betty Mace-Matluck, Martha Boethel); (12) "Binational Health Care for Migrants: The Health Data Exchange Pilot Project and the Binational Health Data Transfer System" (Hector Eduardo Velasco Mondragon, Johnson Martin, Henry Stevenson-Perez); (13) "Bilingual, Bicultural, and Binational Cooperative Learning Communities for Students and Teachers" (Margarita Calderon); (14) "Programming for Success among Hispanic Migrant Students" (Mary V. Montavon, Jeri Kinser); (15) "Latino Voices in Children's Literature: Instructional Approaches for Developing Cultural Understanding in the Classroom" (John M. Kibler); (16) "Incorporating Mexican American History and Culture into the Social Studies Classroom" (Kathy Escamilla); (17) "Teaching Mathematics for Understanding to Bilingual Students" (Walter G. Secada, Yolanda De La Cruz); (18) "Voices of Latina Migrant Mothers in Rural Pennsylvania" (Stephanie L. Bressler); (19) "Involving Migrant Families in Their Children's Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Schools" (Nancy Feyl Chavkin); and (20) "Involving Hispanic Parents in Improving Educational Opportunities for Their Children" (Alicia Salinas Sosa). Contains references in each chapter and author profiles. (SV)
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