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Empowering the Invisible Child: A Narrative Case Study of the Northwestern Michigan Migrant Program

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Empowering the Invisible Child: A Narrative Case Study of the Northwestern Michigan Migrant Program

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dc.contributor.author Torrez, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-29T17:32:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-29T17:32:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-29T17:32:43Z
dc.date.submitted December 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/7630
dc.description.abstract This Narrative Case Study examines the curriculum of the Northwestern Michigan Migrant Program (NMMP), specifically focusing on the program’s guidelines, attitudes, and implications of language instruction. Furthermore, this research focuses on the implications of the NMMP’s services and curriculum for the migrant community. Through interviews with students, administration (on both the local and federal levels), as well as migrant agricultural laborers, the findings reveal the need for simultaneous heritage language (HL) and English language instruction. Parents, students, and staff emphasized the significance of HL in community maintenance and an individual’s relationship to the community, while underscoring the importance of English language development for the student’s academic achievement. As such, the migrant community stressed the need to concurrently maintain and develop both languages. However they also suggested the NMMP enlist qualified Latina/o teachers who have a deep connection to the farmworker community and maintain a commitment to student academic success. All participants agreed that poor communication and an undeveloped purpose prohibited the NMMP from truly becoming a successful learning environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Migrant Education en_US
dc.subject Narrative Case Study en_US
dc.subject Bakhtin en_US
dc.subject LatCrit en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children of migrant laborers--Education--Michigan
dc.title Empowering the Invisible Child: A Narrative Case Study of the Northwestern Michigan Migrant Program en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Language, Literature and Sociocultural Studies. en_US
dc.description.advisor Trinidad-Galvan, Ruth
dc.description.committee-member Blum-Martinez, Rebecca
dc.description.committee-member Lopez, Nancy
dc.description.committee-member Cranston-Gingras, Ann


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