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Immigrant Voices: In Search of Educational Equity


reviewed by Claudia Ramirez-Wiedeman 2002

coverTitle: Immigrant Voices: In Search of Educational Equity
Author(s): Enrique T. Trueba & Lilia I. Bartolome (eds.)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 0742500411, Pages: 320, Year: 2000
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Immigrant Voices: In Search of Educational Equity is a collection of essays, studies, and personal narratives that aim to de-construct and re-construct the dominant view of the immigrant experience in the U.S., especially as related to the way inquiry into these communities is carried out. The form in which this collection is organized makes it possible for the reader to capture an authentic story(ies) recounted by scholars who work with immigrant communities and by scholars who are intimately tied to the immigrant experience by virtue of their background. The latter makes the collection most powerful. The collection begins with a foreward and introduction that lay the foundation on which the essays are based. In the foreward, Donaldo Macedo demands that the study of immigrants in the U.S. include not only empirical data but also human experience as sites of knowledge. He notes that the latter is often excluded at the expense of truly knowing and understanding just how fractured the immigrant experience can be. In the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 121-123
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10739, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 11:08:41 PM

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  • Claudia Ramirez-Wiedeman
    Whittier College
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    Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman is a Professor at Whittier College, Department of Education & Child Development. Her areas of specialization include: bilingual education/second-language acquisition; cross-cultural development; social context of literacy development; higher education & students of color; qualitative research methods. She is also the co-editor of The Struggle for Social Justice Education: Theories, Policies, Practices (Greenwood Press, 2001).
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