Latinx immigrant children and first-generation children have many obstacles when it comes to navigating their education in the United States. Even though these students have a right to K-12 education (established in Plyer v. Doe (1982)), they often fail to get help due to the obstacles and problems many public schools have. In this analysis we journey across three major topics. The first topic is urban schools, which are not only limited to urban cities. We explore the problems and the populations that urban schools encounter (i.e. race and poverty). Then our focus shifts to migrant families, migrant and first-generation students, and the problems that they face when navigating the US. We delve into language barriers, immigration status issues, trauma from racism, and more. Lastly, we investigate how teachers can help these students and their families in the classroom. We look at the importance of being anti-racist (compared to not racist) and we explore meeting the students and the family where they are from, amongst other topics.
Williams, Brianna L., "How Life Gets in the Way: Los Obstáculos de Las Escuelas Urbanas, Las Familias Migrantes, y El Estudiante Migrante" (2020). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 9081.
Latinx, Immigration, Education, Urban Schools
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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