Encyclopedia of Critical Understandings of Latinx and Global Education


Winner of the 2022 AESA Critics' Choice Book Award

This book offers a critical perspective of the education of the Latinx populations around the world. Whether they are first-generation immigrants, new immigrants, or native born, the research presented in this book pulls from the authors’ personal experiences and their students’ experiences and their rich and diverse cultures to connect with and inspire those interested in learning about the reality of Latinx populations in the US and beyond.

The Latinx research described in this book aims at combatting deficit perspectives among educators and the public. It has taken on the task of highlighting the knowledges and experiences of Latinx students and their communities as strengths and resources to transform curriculum, teaching, and schooling. These chapters craft pedagogies and highlight initiatives that directly work against hegemonic and colonizing practices and schooling. As a result, this book critiques oppressive curriculum and instead recognizes the teacher as a critical actor.

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Yolanda Medina is Professor and Chair of the Teacher Education Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York.

Margarita Machado-Casas is Chair and full Professor in the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education at San Diego State University.
Foreword: Connection and Critical Praxis
Silvia C. Bettez
List of Figures and Tables

Margarita Machado-Casas and Yolanda Medina

1 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign: A Critical Analysis of the Culturing Process
Rita Sacay

2 From Critical Self Reflexivity to Action and Accountability: Atando Cabos Sueltos
Ana Lopez

3 Culturally Relevant Counseling: A Testimonio-Based Group Therapy for Latinx Youth
Alejandro Cervantes and Judith Flores Carmona

4 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for Mexican American Students: Existing Research and Future Directions
Lin Wu

5 Culturally Responsive Lessons: Assessing English Language Learners (ELL s)
Juan Ríos Vega

6 Don’t Call It the New (Latinx) South, Estábamos Aquí por Años
Tim Monreal and Jesús A. Tirado

7 Dual Language Programs: The Landscape in Low Incidence Areas
Michele Schulze and Lindsay Grow

8 Emergent Bilingual Students Integrating Latinx Life-World Knowledges: Types of Student Knowledges and Promising Pedagogies
Susana Ibarra Johnson

9 Field Placement Experiences of Latinx Bilingual Pre-Service teachers: “Hoy es mi primer día oficial como maestra”
Katherine Espinoza

10 Growing Globally Conscious Citizens: Documenting Two Dual Language Maestras’ Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Science
Melissa A. Navarro Martell, Jennifer Yanga-Peña and Gisel Barrett

11 Hate Speech in its Ultimate Form and the Response of an Educator: Warnings We Have Not Heeded
Marisol Diaz

12 Latin American Immigration in the Spanish Educational System
Sergio Andrés Cabello, Jhoana Chinchurreta Santamaría and Joaquín Giró Miranda

13 Latina Ethnographers Consider Ways of Knowing and Being in the Field: A Decolonial and Humanizing Approach to Educational Research with and for Immigrant Latinx Families
Sera J. Hernández and Ariana Mangual Figueroa

14 Latinx Adopted People’s Quest for Self-understanding: Alone and Brown in a Sea of Whiteness
Stephanie Flores-Koulish

15 Latinx Educators Dismantling Borders: “We Are Evolving, We Are Game Changers, We Are World Changers”
Lauren Johnson and Sheri Hardee

16 Latinx Engineering Students: A Critical Multimodal Analysis of Professional Identity Texts
Alberto Esquinca and Joel Alejandro Mejía

17 Latinx Immigrant Children Using Biliteracy and Their Linguistic Resources outside School Walls
Myriam Jimena Guerra

18 Local Latinx Community and Educational Histories in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands: Critically Engaging with U.S. Census Population Schedules
Lluliana Alonso

19 Parental Involvement across Race, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status through QuantCrit: Complicating Statistical Results
Patricia Olivas

20 School Culture and Restorative Justice: Transformations and Radical Healing in One Latinx High School
Elexia Reyes McGovern, JC Lugo and Farima Pour-Khorshid

21 Second Language Writing Approaches in Teacher Education for Multilingual Preservice Teachers: Desde el Local Hasta el Global
Victoria Núñez

22 Secondary Latina Educators: Testimonios
Leila Little

23 Silenced Voices Reimagined in the Classroom: Speaking Their Truths
Kevan A. Kiser-Chuc
24 Student Ambassador Program
Angello Villarreal, Nicole Trainor and Walter Greason

25 Transfronterizx Students and the Figured Worlds of Texas State Writing Exams
Amy Bach and Brad Jacobson

Notes on Contributors
This Encyclopedia is aimed at all persons interested in issues of Latinx education, immigration, social movements, social justice, pedagogy, identities, and schooling. This book would be of immediate interest to teachers, educational scholars, administrators, students, undergraduates, and graduate students.
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