Latino Emergent Bilingual Youth in High Schools: Transcaring Strategies for Academic Success

Ofelia García, Heather Woodley, Nelson Flores, Haiwen Chu

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Abstract

This article explores the results of a study of Latino youth in New York City public high schools. We propose that the common element among the schools is what we call here transcaring, an overarching culture of care that allows for the creation of third spaces within school, transcending traditional dichotomies around language, culture, place, and measurement found in many U.S. schools. We identify the different threads that make up transcaring strategies-translanguaging, transculturación, transcollaboration and transactions through dynamic assessments-focusing on each of its components by drawing examples from our data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)798-827
Number of pages30
JournalUrban Education
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

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Keywords

  • bilingual education
  • emergent bilinguals
  • ESL programs
  • high school programs
  • Hispanic education
  • Hispanic students
  • Latino students
  • minority academic success
  • translanguaging
  • urban education

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  • Education
  • Urban Studies

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Latino Emergent Bilingual Youth in High Schools : Transcaring Strategies for Academic Success. / García, Ofelia; Woodley, Heather; Flores, Nelson; Chu, Haiwen.

In: Urban Education, Vol. 48, No. 6, 11.2013, p. 798-827.

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García, Ofelia ; Woodley, Heather ; Flores, Nelson ; Chu, Haiwen. / Latino Emergent Bilingual Youth in High Schools : Transcaring Strategies for Academic Success. In: Urban Education. 2013 ; Vol. 48, No. 6. pp. 798-827.
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