Del Otro Lado De La Noche

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Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816521807
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The Chicano poet offers a collection of poems from the last fifteen years, including fourteen new works that discuss love, sex, and AIDS.

Amigos Del Otro Lado

Author: Gloria Anzaldúa
Publisher: Children's Book Press
ISBN: 9780892391301
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Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquâin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl.

Del Otro Lado

Author: Pablo Martín
Publisher: Bubok
ISBN: 8490095620
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Ficción y realidad, una pareja bien avenida, se procura maridar en estos relatos. La búsqueda de la propia identidad, el acoso escolar y los conflictos familiares son algunos de los temas que se plantean desde las voces de jóvenes inmersos en ambientes muy dispares, conformando un variado abanico de situaciones. De lo rural a lo urbano, del anhelo de libertad a la más esclavizante rutina, del mar a la montaña...Todos ellos nos invitan a la reflexión, a no pasar de puntillas por los días que nos han regalado.

Del Otro Lado

Author: Susan V. Meyers
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809333422
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In Del OtroLado: Literacy and Migration across the U.S.-Mexico Border, author Susan V. Meyers draws on her year-long ethnographic study in Mexico and the United States to analyze the literacy practices of Mexican-origin students on both sides of the border. Meyers begins by taking readers through the historical development of the rural Mexican town of Villachuato. Through a series of case studies spanning the decades between the Mexican Revolution and the modern-day village, Meyers explores the ever-widening gulf between the priorities of students and the ideals of the public education system. As more and more of Villachuato’s families migrate in an effort to find work in the wake of shifting transnational economic policies like NAFTA, the town’s public school teachers find themselves frustrated by spiraling drop-out rates. Meyers discovers that students often consider the current curriculum irrelevant and reject the established value systems of Mexico’s public schools. Meyers debunks the longstanding myth that literacy is tied to economic development, arguing that a “literacy contract” model, in which students participate in public education in exchange for access to increased earning potential, better illustrates the situation in rural Mexico. Meyers next explores literacy on the other side of the border, traveling to Marshalltown, Iowa, where many former citizens of Villachuato have come to reside because of the availability of jobs for unskilled workers at the huge Swift meat-packing plant there. Here she discovers that Mexican-origin families in the United States often consider education a desirable end in itself rather than a means to an end. She argues that migration has a catalyzing effect on literacy, particularly as Mexican migrant families tend to view education as a desirable form of prestige. Meyers reveals the history and policies that have shaped the literacy practices of Mexican-origin students, and she raises important questions about not only the obligation of the United States to educate migrant students, but also those students’ educational struggles and ways in which these difficulties can be overcome. This transnational study is essential reading for scholars, students, educators and lawmakers interested in shaping the future of educational policy.

Del Otro Lado De La Pared

Author: Mario Reynoso
Publisher: SELECTOR
ISBN: 6074534152
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¿Has escuchado la frase “No es grande aquel que nunca falla sino quien nunca se da por vencido”? Uno de ellos es Mario Reynoso, que en estas páginas no te cuenta sólo cómo se convirtió en ultramaratonista, sino que te entrega su alma, su pasión por superar el dolor, el cansancio, los errores. Su historia es el reflejo fiel de que la felicidad es el camino, no la meta.

Del Otro Lado Constructions Of Literacy In Rural Mexico And The Effects Of Transnational Migration

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Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN: 1109068778
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This dissertation is a ninemonth ethnographic study of migrant families' literacies and corresponding value systems. Specifically, while I found that formal education is strongly valued among Mexican migrant groups, it is considered more a marker of prestige than a means to self-realization or economic improvement. In turn, socially transmitted skills and consejos (advice) are more important to migrant communities' survival and personal and material advancement. In order to demonstrate the role of social literacies and the irony that schooled literacy takes in the lives of many rural Mexicans, I trace the historical development of my field site, the town of Villachuato in the state of Michoacan, from its inception as a Spanish-owned hacienda, through its liberation and subsequent small-scale farming initiatives following the Mexican Revolution, and on into the current history of those farms' failure as a result of transnational economic influences like NAFTA. While more and more members of the Villachuato community are being pushed across the Mexico-U.S. border in search of work, public school teachers in rural Mexico are frustrated by rising dropout rates and perceived student apathy. However, while teachers advocate formal education as the best means of self-improvement, students in Villachuato schools do not find the curriculum relevant to their lives. Rather, they adopt those schooled lessons that they find helpful (i.e., reading and writing skills that help them read street signs and navigate government and commercial bureaucracies); but they actively resist the value systems of meritocracy and personal identity development implicit in public education. By considering the ways in which local communities interface with dominant institutional literacies, this study supports efforts within the New Literacy Studies to unpack the complexities of globalized literacy practices. Further, the discrepancies between Villachuato citizens' priorities and those of their schools suggest important implications for educational policy on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.