Transgressions

Children from the Other America

A Crisis of Possibility

Editors: López-Stafford Levy, Michele (Ed.)

  • The target audience is educators in ESL programs in schools, universities and their schools of pedagogy in preparing teachers for 21st century demographics-diverse classrooms
  • Literacy Coaches, ESE specialists, public school officials, and graduate students in ESOL or Community studies; parents and future teachers will be interested to imagine the possibilities of equitable access as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Florida Consent Decree further ensuring the language rights and equitable educational access of newcomers and non-native speakers of English
  • As more and more migrant workers make their way north to the US, it is critical to create a pedagogy of possibility which addresses their needs and those of their communities
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Necessity is the mother of invention and this all began with a plea on a listserv: “We have a sixteen year old Mayan Quiche young man who won’t stop crying in our school”. How desperate must a parent be to say goodbye to their child/children to perhaps never see them again because of wars in Syria or gang violence in Central America making citizens so desperate? Will the children make it alive to the next border with so many more to cross? Will they really eventually meet up with family? Or is this pure folly? Will these children be able to go to school for an equitable education and have a much better life than their parents could ever imagine? More important are the implications for U.S. schools: how are they managing the sudden influx of children refugees who are road weary and expected to participate in school structures seamlessly? Many are not aware that, linguistically, these children may not be Spanish-speaking, but only communicate in their own indigenous language.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Levy, Michele López-Stafford

    Pages 1-11

  • The Trouble with English

    López-Stafford, Gloria

    Pages 13-22

  • A Central American Drama in Four Acts

    Chomsky, Avi

    Pages 23-29

  • Reflections on the Image of Immigrant Minors from Central America

    Fazzolari, Benton

    Pages 33-48

  • Mobilizing a Community

    Ryan, Jonathan

    Pages 49-53

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children from the Other America
Book Subtitle
A Crisis of Possibility
Editors
  • Michele López-Stafford Levy
Series Title
Transgressions
Series Volume
114
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-447-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-447-3
Series ISSN
2214-9732
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 116
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