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Latino/A Research Issues

  • By: Rosa Hernández Sheets
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Latino/a research issues resulting from the quality of the methodological design is beyond the scope of this discussion. This entry focuses on research issues in curriculum when Latinos/as as a population are addressed. It begins with a brief demographic portrait of the Latino/a panethnic group in the United States followed by a discussion of two common problems often present in the scholarship addressing curricular studies focusing on the Latino/a population. These problems include generic identification or labeling of the participant population and limitations in perceptions from researchers with outsider status.

Demographic Portrait

The Latinization of America, a term first used by the Mayor of San Antonio (Texas), Henry Cisneros, two decades ago, is no longer prophetic in nature. Descriptive demographic snapshots show that the Latino/a diaspora ...

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