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dc.contributor.authorTorrez, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T17:32:43Z
dc.date.available2009-01-29T17:32:43Z
dc.date.issued2009-01-29T17:32:43Z
dc.date.submittedDecember 2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/7630
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMigrant Educationen_US
dc.subjectNarrative Case Studyen_US
dc.subjectBakhtinen_US
dc.subjectLatCriten_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren of migrant laborers--Education--Michigan
dc.titleEmpowering the Invisible Child: A Narrative Case Study of the Northwestern Michigan Migrant Programen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Division of Language, Literature and Sociocultural Studies.en_US
dc.description.advisorTrinidad-Galvan, Ruth
dc.description.committee-memberBlum-Martinez, Rebecca
dc.description.committee-memberLopez, Nancy
dc.description.committee-memberCranston-Gingras, Ann


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