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Diaspora Studies in Education

Toward a Framework for Understanding the Experiences of Transnational Communities


Edited By Rosalie Rolón-Dow and Jason G. Irizarry

The Latino/a diaspora is undoubtedly transforming the demographics and cultural geographies of the United States. Diaspora Studies in Education advances an active use of the concept of «diaspora», focusing on processes that impact the diasporization of the Latino/a population, and more specifically, examining those diasporization processes in the arena of education. Focusing on the education of Puerto Ricans, the second largest Latino/a subgroup, the authors of this volume elucidate themes that are useful not only for those concerned with the education of Puerto Rican youth but also applicable to the study of other diasporic communities. The book is useful as a text in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including foundations of education, multicultural education, anthropology of education, and introductory courses in Latino and ethnic studies departments.
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Enrique Figueroa is an independent scholar who resides in Brooklyn, New York. A former Executive Director of a non-profit youth development organization, his research interests include Puerto Rican education and the shifting demographic of New York City.

Nilda Flores-González is Associate Professor in Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work focuses on race, identity, youth, and Latinos.

María E. Fránquiz is Dean of the College of Education at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her research focuses on Latin@ biliterary development and bilingual teacher education.

Eileen M. González is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Saint Joseph. Her research explores initiatives aimed at improving the academic achievement of Latino/a English Language Learners.

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