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The Resource Del otro lado : literacy and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, Susan V. Meyers

Del otro lado : literacy and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, Susan V. Meyers

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Del otro lado : literacy and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border
Title
Del otro lado
Title remainder
literacy and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border
Statement of responsibility
Susan V. Meyers
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration across the U.S.-Mexico Border, author Susan V. Meyers draws on her year-long ethnographic study in Mexico and the United States to analyze the literacy practices of Mexican-origin students on both sides of the border.Meyers begins by taking readers through the historical development of the rural Mexican town of Villachuato. Through a series of case studies spanning the decades between the Mexican Revolution and the modern-day village, Meyers explores the ever-widening gulf between the priorities of students and the ideals of the public education system. As more and more of Villachuato's families migrate in an effort to find work in the wake of shifting transnational economic policies like NAFTA, the town's public school teachers find themselves frustrated by spiraling drop-out rates. Meyers discovers that students often consider the current curriculum irrelevant and reject the established value systems of Mexico's public schools. Meyers debunks the longstanding myth that literacy is tied to economic development, arguing that a "literacy contract" model, in which students participate in public education in exchange for access to increased earning potential, better illustrates the situation in rural Mexico.Meyers next explores literacy on the other side of the border, traveling to Marshalltown, Iowa, where many former citizens of Villachuato have come to reside because of the availability of jobs for unskilled workers at the huge Swift meat-packing plant there. Here she discovers that Mexican-origin families in the United States often consider education a desirable end in itself rather than a means to an end. She argues that migration has a catalyzing effect on literacy, particularly as Mexican migrant families tend to view education as a desirable form of prestige.Meyers reveals the history and policies that have shaped the literacy practices of Mexican-origin students, and she raises important questions about not only the obligation of the United States to educate migrant students, but also those students' educational struggles and ways in which these difficulties can be overcome. This transnational study is essential reading for scholars, students, educators and lawmakers interested in shaping the future of educational policy"--
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Meyers, Susan V
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2683.3
LC item number
.M49 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mexican Americans
  • Education
  • Literacy
  • Villachuato (Mexico)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy
  • EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • EDUCATION / Administration / General
  • EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
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Del otro lado : literacy and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, Susan V. Meyers
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
888551148
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 195 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780809333431
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)888551148
Label
Del otro lado : literacy and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, Susan V. Meyers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
888551148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 195 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780809333431
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888551148

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