The overarching purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the specific dynamics of how upwardly aspiring Latino/a students, in a well-functioning elementary school setting, incorporated their cultural resources, background knowledge, language, and lived experiences during their literacy engagement. By the year 2050, it is estimated that one-in-four school age children will be of Latino/a descent. This study adds to the literature regarding the educational adaptation of children of intergenerational immigrant status.Do we really personally care whether Ronald Reagan got a B+ in math in fifth- grade or fourth-grade? ... 32) All children needed to envision their place and role in society and abe a citizen of the worlda ... In the following quote, he justifies its emphasis: When youa#39;re getting into things in our [fifth-grade] history book whereanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Nature of Middle-class Latino/a Students' Cultural Capital in a Fifth-grade Classroom's Reading and Writing Activities|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|