• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

Between the Telling and the Told: Latina Mothers Negotiating Education in New Borderlands
Between the telling and the told: Latina mothers negotiating education in new borderlands
Sofia A.Villenas
Autobiographical Introduction

While this chapter tells the story of a group of Latina mothers who were trying to make sense of how to raise children in a new community in the United States, it is also my own story as a daughter of Latino immigrant parents from Ecuador—a story of trying to broker between cultures, between my mother's voice and powerful institutions such as schools and hospitals and between self and collective identity formation within Los Angeles-based multicultural wars. My experiences growing up as a daughter of immigrants are in many ways similar to the experiences of other second-generation or ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles