GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2012

Publication Source

International Journal of Multicultural Education

Volume

14

Issue

2

Abstract

Although many have documented the high value Latino families place on education, prevalent discourses nonetheless characterize Latino immigrant parents as not caring about their children’s education. This paper describes the practice-based components of a participatory action research project in which we created a collaborative film, intended for use in teacher professional development, which counters these discourses. In the film, Mexican immigrant parents in one New Latino Diaspora community discuss their experiences with schools. Parents’ stories give teachers an opportunity to re-think their relationships with and impressions of Mexican immigrant families.

Copyright/Permission Statement

The International Journal of Multicultural Education can be found online at www.ijme-journal.org

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Date Posted: 03 February 2015