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Casanova, Saskias – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
Relatively little research has focused on the experiences of students and families of Yucatec-Maya origin in the U.S., and even less has focused on Yucatec-Maya youth and resilience, a normative process of positive adaptation despite exposure to adversity. Using Critical Latinx Indigeneities, which centers on Indigeneity across multi-national…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Youth, Resilience (Psychology), Acculturation
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Barillas Chón, David W. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
One highly significant yet under-investigated source of variation within the Latinx Education scholarship are Indigenous immigrants from Latin America. This study investigates how Maya and other Indigenous recent immigrant youth from Guatemala and Mexico, respectively, understand indigeneity. Using a Critical Latinx Indigeneities analytic, along…
Descriptors: Maya (People), Immigrants, Indigenous Populations, Hispanic Americans
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Urrieta, Luis, Jr.; Calderón, Dolores – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article engages an important, but difficult conversation about the erasure of indigeneity in narratives, curriculum, identities, and racial projects that uphold settler colonial logics that fall under the rubric of Hispanic, Latina/o/x, and Chicana/o/x. These settler colonial logics include violence by these groupings against Indigenous…
Descriptors: American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Land Settlement, Immigrants
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio; Mesinas, Melissa – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article explores Indigenous Mexican mothers' perspectives on multilingualism and Indigenous language maintenance in their children's lives. Drawing on interview data from a larger qualitative study of language and ideology among multilingual children in Los Angeles, California, the article examines the perspectives of four Zapotec mothers who…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Multilingualism, Language Maintenance, Language Usage
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Morales, P. Zitlali; Saravia, Lydia A.; Pérez-Iribe, María Fernanda – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article focuses on the reported experiences of three focal students who participated in a Spanish/English dual language program in their southern California school district throughout their elementary and middle school years. All three students identify as Mexican-origin and speak Spanish, English, and the Indigenous language of Zapoteco and…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Native Language
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Vásquez, Rafael – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
Little research has been dedicated to Indigenous Mexican students' education and their sociocultural adaptation to U.S. schools, which includes their ethnic identity as significant to their schooling experiences. This study examines Zapotec-origin youth, original to the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, and how their Indigenous identity can positively…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Mexican Americans, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Santiago, Maribel; Patrón-Vargas, Jasmin – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
Using research from two eleventh-grade U.S. history classrooms in the San Francisco area, this article examines how students draw on their lived experiences to create historical meanings. Specifically, a three-day lesson on "Mendez v. Westminster" was used as part of a curricular intervention to explore the following question: How do…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, Historical Interpretation, History Instruction, High School Students
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López, Ruth M.; Matos, Yalidy – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
This conceptual article examines the intersection between immigration law enforcement and education. We explore the following questions: How have immigration and education policy intersected in the last decade, and particularly after the 2016 presidential election? To examine this question, we make use of the interdisciplinary nature of our own…
Descriptors: Immigration, Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students, Political Attitudes
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Montoya-Ávila, Angélica; García, Andrés A.; Canales, Nancy – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
This qualitative case study offers a window into one classroom in which one Latinx English language arts teacher and her newcomer high school students tapped into community cultural wealth (Yosso, 2005) as they engaged in literacy practices to resist oppression, denounce discrimination, and strive for social justice. We draw upon Yosso's (2005)…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Cultural Capital, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Rodriguez Vega, Silvia – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
In 2018 there have been constant anti-immigrant rhetoric, policies, and enforcement. Most recently, Trump referred to immigrant children as "future criminals" who needed to be kept in prison-like detention centers and "tender age facilities" (Min Kim, 2018). Meanwhile, the 4.5 million children of immigrants already in the US…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Public Policy, Presidents
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Allard, Elaine C.; Sellman, Jonathan Hamel; Torres, Brandon; Schwarz, Sydnie; Bernardino, Freddy; Castillo, Rebecca – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
This exploratory study examines the experiences of undocumented students at Hawthorne College, an elite, liberal arts institution with sanctuary status. Drawing primarily on a questionnaire and qualitative interviews, it considers 1) whether undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students on a sanctuary campus experience…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Barriers, Public Policy
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Mercado-López, Larissa M.; Alamillo, Laura; Herrera, Cristina – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
This article examines the recent tradition of decorating and re-fashioning graduation caps, also known as mortarboards, by Chicanx/Latinx graduates. We describe this practice as StoryBoarding, a form of micro-storytelling tales of Chicana/Latina agency and resistance that counter, expose, and challenge institutionalized forms of racism. Many…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Story Telling, Racial Bias, Ceremonies
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Muñoz, Susana M.; Vigil, Darsella; Jach, Elizabeth M.; Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Marisela M. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
In response to the "Trump Effect", or the negative climate in education following President Trump's election, we examine the ways in which anti-immigration rhetoric from the recent election cycle and the elimination of DACA has influenced college experiences and trajectories of undocumented Latinx students. Using critical race theory,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Presidents, Racial Bias, Social Bias
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Fernández, Jesica Siham; Magaña Gamero, Alejandra – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
Anzaldúa's concept of "conocimiento" guides our analysis of Latinx/Chicanx students' Critical Reflexivity Journals (CRJ) produced in an Ethnic Studies classroom at a predominantly-white institution. Through a thematic analysis procedure of students' CRJ entries, which we describe as written "testimonios," we discerned how…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Journals, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology)
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Serrano, Uriel; Vazquez, Andrea Del Carmen; Meneses Samperio, Raul; Mattheis, Allison – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
An increase in public expressions of xenophobic and racist nativist sentiments followed the election of the 45th president of the United States, and higher education institutions across the country issued statements proclaiming their support for students impacted by changes to federal immigration policy. Guided by García's (2017) organizational…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Social Bias, Racial Bias
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