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Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools: An Ethnographic Portrait

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This book presents a study of ten Mexican immigrant families, describing how such families go about the business of surviving and learning to succeed in a new world. Guadalupe Valdes examines what appears to be a disinterest in education by Mexican parents and shows, through extensive quotations from interview data, that these struggling families are both rich and strong in family values and bring with them clear views of what constitutes success and failure. The study's conclusion questions the merit of typical family intervention programs designed to promote school success and suggests that these interventions — because they do not genuinely respect the values of diverse families — may have long-term negative consequences for children.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-227) and index.

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ISBN:
9780807735268
Author:
Valdes, Guadalupe
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Home and school
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Educational anthropology
Subject:
Mexican American families
Subject:
Mexican American children.
Subject:
Educational anthropology -- Texas -- Case studies.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Mexican American children -- Education.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 315
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.94x6.14x.67 in. .77 lbs.

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