Do you know the stories your students have to tell?: using Latino immigrant English learner narratives to inform teaching
Latino immigrant stories are gathered to construct a portrait of their educational experiences in Minnesota. The primary dissertation question, How do Latino immigrant student narratives inform teaching? takes a socio-cultural look at the immigrant English learner's experience. The question encompasses aspects of cultural background, reasons for immigration, academic background, classroom interactions, and language development. This qualitative study links the immigration experiences of Latino youth with acculturation and assimilation in American schools, methods of teaching, institutional and teacher responsibility, student motivation and advocacy for English Learners. It is important to know their stories to be able to effectively meet their needs as a learner. This study uses narrative interview to collect stories and data is analyzed and reported through portraiture.
Otte, Kristy Marie, "Do you know the stories your students have to tell?: using Latino immigrant English learner narratives to inform teaching" (2013). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 644.