Written Literacy Features of Three Puerto Rican Family Networks in Chicago: An Ethnographic Study (Mellen Studies in Education No. 54)

Written Literacy Features of Three Puerto Rican Family Networks in Chicago: An Ethnographic Study (Mellen Studies in Education No. 54)

By: Tony Del Valle (author)Hardback

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Puerto Ricans are the second largest Latino group in Chicago; two thirds of these have not finished high school; they are at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale and over a quater of Puerto Rican households receive welfare assistance. This study examines the patterns of language, literacy and learning in Puerto Rican families. It provides a basis for understanding the ways in which Puerto Ricans use language in the home, at school and in other public arenas. It also addresses the development skills needed to attain multi-literacy

Contents

Preface: Puerto Ricans at the university gates; US Puerto Ricans - history of Puerto Rico, types of colonialism, US imperialism in Puerto Rico; US Puerto Ricans as an internal colony, international patterns of colonization, history and ethnographic present; US Puerto Ricans and US Mexicans; Puerto Ricans in Chicago - migration and socio-economic background, literature about Puerto Ricans in Chicago; what is literacy; ethnographic studies; ethnographic methodology; the homes - inside and outside; the mothers; bilingualism; the school; the teachers; the students; implications for Puerto Rican home and culture and for mainstream schooling and society.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773476417
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780773476417
  • ISBN10: 0773476415

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