Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy
Dr. Sara Efron
Dr. Terry Smith
Dr. Carlos Azcoitia
This research presents the stories of three Latinx families who participated in an intergenerational family program. I endeavored to understand their experiences navigating the American system of education and their immigrant stories. Their narratives revealed significant details that can serve as integral elements in the development of an intergenerational learning curriculum based on culture, language, and traditions, and that steps away from the assumptions that perpetrate the deficit-based narratives about Latino families and higher education. Their hopes provide points for further research and advocacy. In this qualitative study, I collected data using semi-structured interviews, including documents and artifacts. The most relevant literature includes intergenerational learning, lifelong learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, and funds of knowledge. Moreover, I suggested national and international intergenerational family education programs. In closing, I present the reader with my various identities and my reflections as part of the validity of the study as I am a researcher of color investigating an issue that affects People of Color.
Ramos, Monica, "Intergenerational Family Learning Programs: Stories of Latinx, Immigrant Families and Their Journeys to and through Higher Education" (2020). Dissertations. 512.
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