Institute for Latino Studies Student Research Briefs

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Undergraduate students in Latino studies community-based research courses taught by Professors Marisel Moreno-Anderson and Karen Richman launched a Student Research Series in 2007. The launch of the publication was supported by the Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame’s President’s Circle, the Office of Research and the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Foundation. The briefs are intended to inform scholars, community leaders, service providers, and the public at large about local Latino settlement, contributions, and challenges in the South Bend area. Topics include arts, culture, demography, education, entrepreneurship, family, gender, health care, housing, identity, immigration, labor, language, politics, religion and youth.

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Education

Citizenship and Civic Participation

Children and Youth

Family and Households

Regional Research

Gender

Immigration and Transnationalism

Labor and the Economy

Healthcare

Religion

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  • Author(s):
    Laura Camarata, Hannah Petersen
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    Examines the state of Latino parental involvement in early education. Fieldwork conducted through El Campito Child Development Center.

    Date Published:
    2015
    Date Created:
    2015-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Samantha Chamberlain, Joseph Sleevi
    Abstract:

    Describe el origen y el trasfondo histórico de una serie de conflictos que han obstaculizado el desarrollo educativo de los hijos de inmigrantes hispanos que cursan la escuela primaria en los Estados Unidos y explica como algunos de estos aún afectan el rendimiento académico de los estudiantes latinoamericanos durante estas etapas. Los autores comparan esta información con lo que observaron al participar en el programa “Crece Conmigo” de la Casa de Amistad.

    Date Published:
    2011
    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Ashleigh Renteria, Vanessa Adjei
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    Focuses on the concept of immigrant generation as a way of examining transnationalism, assimilation and acculturation across first, second and third generation Mexicans. Explores the relationship of generation to educational achievement, income, wealth, food culture and religious observance.

    Date Published:
    2010
    Date Created:
    2010-01-01
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    Document
  • Author(s):
    Colin Parker, Carolyn Leary
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    Examines the challenges of Latino children’s access to quality special education in the context of the broader racial educational achievement gap in South Bend and the country as a whole. Based on participant observation and literature review. Concludes that the solution lies in encouraging and supporting parental involvement in their children’s schools and promoting outreach to and advocacy for the Latino community.

    Date Published:
    2010
    Date Created:
    2010-01-01
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    Document
  • Author(s):
    Katy Murdza, Tara Duffy
    Abstract:

    Expone los hechos relacionados a la controversia sobre los programas de instrucción del inglés como segunda lengua en EEUU, discutiendo la cronología y el historial jurídico de la misma. Detalla las circunstancias bajo las cuales se encuentra el programa en la actualidad, profundizando en las de la ciudad de South Bend y el estado de Indiana, en general. Provee información sobre algunos de los métodos de lingüística aplicada comúnmente implementados por los programas de esta naturaleza y sobr…

    Date Published:
    2012-04-01
    Date Created:
    2012-04-01
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  • Author(s):
    Robert Rienzo, Grace Parsons
    Abstract:

    Explores the existence of Latinos in higher education over the last few decades. Focuses on the relationship between Notre Dame, Latinos on campus, and its surrounding Latino population and on campus. Recommends changes in University policy to better serve Latino communities.

    Date Published:
    2013
    Date Created:
    2013-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Chelsey Ramos, Nimmy Thomas
    Abstract:

    Provides reasons and encouragement for undocumented students to attend college. Also included in the pamphlet are resources for undocumented students including lists of colleges and scholarships open to students regardless of citizenship status.

    Date Published:
    2012-04-01
    Date Created:
    2012-04-01
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  • Author(s):
    Chelsey Ramos, Nimmy Thomas
    Abstract:

    Expone algunos de los beneficios que conlleva la educación universitaria para los estudiantes indocumentados en los Estados Unidos. Incluye información relevante sobre el DREAM Act, las distintas universidades a las cuales estos estudiantes pueden solicitar y la variedad de programas de asistencia económica y recursos comunitarios que les son disponibles.

    Date Published:
    2012-04-01
    Date Created:
    2012-04-01
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  • Author(s):
    Madeline Basil, Enrique Lorenzo
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    Explores the success of Latino students at Catholic high schools in South Bend to address concerns among Latino parishes. Looks at complex factors that influence education, including parent involvement, mentoring, community violence, and other factors. Recommends changes in curriculum and school policies to aid Latino communities and increase parental involvement.

    Date Published:
    2013
    Date Created:
    2013-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document