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Ethnography and Educational Policy Across the Americas


reviewed by Carol Huang ó 2003

coverTitle: Ethnography and Educational Policy Across the Americas
Author(s): Bradley A. U. Levinson, Sandra L. Cade, Ana Padawer, and Ana Patricia Elvi (Eds).
Publisher: Indiana University Press, Bloomington
ISBN: 1567506739, Pages: 209, Year: 2002
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Nearly a decade after the passing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, under which American agricultural goods are free to enter Mexico, now would be an appropriate time to assess the effects of this once controversial policy. But as the potential war against Iraq comes to the forefront of our nationís consciousness, the affairs of the Americas are returned to the back burner.† Yet, we can see a continuing influx of migrants from Latin America into the United States. The Hispanic population in the United States has tripled even in some rural areas of the Midwest during the past decade.† Most government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in their surveys of the migrant population and the migrant education program, and the policy lobbying groups such as the Center for Immigration Studies and the Pew Hispanic Center have produced mostly quantitative research that fails to bring the human faces of the studied subjects into our consciousness.† The urgency... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1314-1318
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11123, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 10:03:32 AM

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  • Carol Huang
    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
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    CAROL HUANG is a professor at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Her current research projects include East St. Louis as a Teacher Training Site and Mexican Migrant Women in the Midwest.
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