You gotta represent! Ethnic identity development among Hispanic adolescents.

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Alejandro Brice

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January 2007

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October 2013




Hispanic students' awareness of cultural, linguistic and sociopolitical issues are influenced by their experiences in schools and affect their sense of identity. An examination of student discourse between bilingual gifted and bilingual general education students in an urban middle school is presented, with particular attention given to how participating bilingual students relate to each other, peers (in general and gifted education), teachers, administrators, families, and communities, and how they perceive themselves. A discussion of the core issues that emerged, including student' reawakening to their ethnic identity, differing rationales for using native language, and observed differences in self-perceptions between the gifted and general education bilingual Hispanic students is provided, along with results and implications for future research.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Multicultural Perspectives, 9(3), 12-20.. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.




L. Erlbaum Associates

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